Do you like to add texture to your layouts!? Today, we're sharing TWO Get the Look layout ideas! The first of two is a Clean & Simple layout, an inspired quick and easy option you can make in 30 minutes or less! ...BUT, if you have a little more time to create, you'll definitely want to take a peek at this great technique by Designer Iris Babao Uy using texture paste!
Want this look!? Here's Iris to tell teach us her technique!
The first thing I do is cut-out an intricate design using my die-cutting machine and laser-cut dies. Below, you will see two die-cut shapes laid down on the piece of cardstock paper that I chose as my base.
Next, take a watercolor paper or a thick paper which you would normally use for mixed media projects. Place the die-cut sheet on top of the paper and with a spatula, spread over your choice of texture mediums. I used white pumice stone medium here. You can also use thick gesso mixed with bead gels, or other texture mediums you have.
Once the entire die-cut sheet is covered with mediums, gently lift your die-cut shapes from the paper and let these dry.
As you can see in the picture above, you will have an embossed image of your die-cut sheet on the watercolor paper because of the texture mediums you used. You can set this aside for a future project. You will likewise end up with two die-cut shapes beautifully coated with texture mediums. These coated die-cut shapes are what you will use on your layout.
Here now you can see that I used the coated die-cut shapes as a beautiful base/ layer for my page. You achieve the texture and look of mixed media without warping and possibly damaging your cardstock paper.
Here are a few more detail shots of the layout for you to see…
We hope you enjoyed Iris's tutorial as much as we did! Time to have some fun! Click Here to head to our website to pick out your favorite papers and embellishments to create your very own PERFECT LOOK!