Thursday, October 18, 2012

Creating a textured background


I'm Leila here, to show you one of my favorite techniques; Creating a textured background.

I think it's a cool effect on our projects and we can have a lot of fun in the process of playing with paints and brushes.

It's a simple tutorial, I hope you enjoy and have fun!

Let's go...

1-First separate the materials:
  •  1 sheet scrapbooking paper
  • 1 sheet of an old book
  • brush
  • acrylic paint
  • spray ink (like Glimmer Mist)
  • modeling paste or acrylic resin
  • spatula or old credit card
  • manuscript stamp
  • black Stazon ink
note: I used Brazilian brands, but I'm sure you can find similar substitutions in your country.

2- Now let's spread the modeling paste on the scrap paper:

3-When finished the paper should look like this:

4- Tear small pieces of  book paper and place them randomly on the page; no glue needed.

5- Then spread the modeling paste over them:

6- With a brush spread the acrylic paint at various points of the page, wherever you like it!

7- Now, use your glimmer mist:

8- Load the manuscript stamp with Staz On ink,  and apply where you like it. Observe the effect...

9-  Now leave it to dry and then it's ready to decorate!

Here's my finished page :

And here are other examples with texture backgrounds...

I hope you like and enjoy it!


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Lean de Ruiter said...

Thanks for showwing cool work!
byeby,Lean just shared on FB!

Rhonda Emery said...

tfs great layouts. love them all.

Gideoni said...

Parabéns amiga pelo tutorial, ficou ótimo!! Amei muito e vou fazer um loguinho...

Jean said...

So cool!

Bárbara Caitete said...

Thanks for sharing! I loved!!!

Lee-Anne said...

Thanks for sharing!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great technique! TFS!

luciana sanches said...

ficou maravilhoso esse background,.......amei o PAP! Arrasando Leila,Parabéns!
vou tentar fazer aqui,

Paula F.P. Simionato said...

Love that...adorei Leiloca...bjks