We thank our readers who have sent in a heap of wonderful projects to inspire us all this week. Congratulations to Belinda Spencer who will receive a prize pack for this stunningly textured mini album..
Belinda Spencer shares this stunning mini album. She writes:
Here's my entry for your Creating Texture challenge.
1. I applied torn pieces of book paper with PVA glue to the cover. I sanded all around the edges and inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
2. Next I applied acrylic paint in a few places and then stamped into it with a damask rubber stamp.
3. Once that was dry, I applied gesso randomly across the surface varying the thickness. I blasted it with a heat gun to get a lovely bubbling effect.
4. Next I sprayed on some Suede Glimmer Mist and dried with the heat gun.
5. I swiped a Walnut Stain Distress Ink inkpad across the surface to accentuate the texture.
6. Lastly, I added all embellishments.
‘Inchies’ are a great way to add texture and detail. Dale Tiernan writes of this colourful card: The textural elements are the squares that the letter stickers are on.
Jenni Kylmakoski sent in this amazing triptych. She writes: This time I tried to get rid of old chipboard letters. I used them to make a background. I painted with gesso all over the canvas and then sprayed with Dylusions. With gesso, the effect of the colour is smoother, otherwise (lower right ) it is darker and you get nicer effect. I utilised back ink to get contrast to lower left canvas.
We loved Peg Hewitt’s layout as well. She writes: I love adding texture and a bit of mixed media to my pages. Your post on this inspired me to go and play :-) For this page I stitched fabric to the backing card then painted gesso over a stencil. Once dry I added some spray mists to highlight the pattern and blend in the photos.
Rebecca Cameron gives us lots to look at in this clever page. She writes: Currently I have been experimenting a lot with creating backgrounds so I have plenty of bits of paper lying around. On this layout I have ripped up sheets of paper that I had applied texture paste to through masks. I also pressed the excess texture paste onto paper so I had a negative image of the mask. Texture was also added using snowflakes cut out of paper, paint that was layered and lots of mists including white ink spritz from a mister.
We thank Sharmaine Kruijver for this super texture-filled tag. She wrote: I’ve used a few layers of book paper on top of the tag. I’ve then misted and painted the paper.
I’ve also added some texture to the chipboard using texture paste and layers of paint.
Finally I’ve added texture to the tag with a painted paper doily, which I stapled on to the tag.
And finally this really pretty canvas from Wendy Antenucci who writes: Here is a canvas I created using something new for me - wire! I used molding paste, inks, stamps, and sprays to create my background. Here is a blog post I created with more pictures and instructions.