Friday, April 27, 2012

Black matting and distressing...

 Hello everyone!!

Jenny here today to share a layout I made using a few of my favorite techniques. I think everyone knows that I love to mat in black...alot. :)  It is a trend that I am completely loving, and you will find it on a lot of my layouts.

Here are a few links to some of my most recent layouts with this technique...



Well, something else that I have been loving lately is distressing! Love the look it gives! (A few links, lol...Innocence and Magical Day). So, I have been playing with mixing the distressing and matting in black. It does take some time, but I love the end result! Here is a layout I made using both:

I love the pop the black gives the layout, but also love the distressing...it makes it feel not so super straight lined and clean. I have also added a few of my fave embellies: twine and pearls! :)

(*Note- I mat all my layouts with a smooth solid black cardstock, and distress using my trusty TH distresser.)

If you are not so keen on the all black matting, you could always pick just a few base pieces to mat, and leave everything else un-matted. That is a fabulous look as well. :)

You can head to my blog HERE to see more layouts with the above techniques. If you love to mat in black or distress, I encourage you to give this a try!! It makes for a bold, beautiful layout!!

Thanks so much for stopping by Practical Scrappers!! Have a wonderful day!! :)


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8 comments:

Audrey Yeager said...

Jenny I love the feel that the distressing gives to this page! And of course I love your black matting!

Heather P said...

I really admire your work Jenny- love the look of the black matting! You're right, it gives such a nice pop to your pages! I wish I knew how to be as precise as you are with it, lol!! Great job!
Heather :)

Sharla Laursen said...

Gorgeous layout and the black really does make everything look sharp and stand out..love the distressing too!

Becky Dunham said...

I love this look Jenny! I have not actually touched my scrapbooks lately (I know I am naughty), but I have never matted everything on a page before, black or otherwise, but I am definitely going to try this - I LOVE it!

Christa said...

Jenny I adore your style. Great impact and techniques. TFS.

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

So pretty....love the black matting....just makes the whole thing pop!

Cathy said...

love this, black matting and the distressing! just perfect!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is beyond gorgeous!!!! What a fabulous style you have!