Today I’d like to show you different ways you can add lots of texture and dimension to a page.
This is a page about my little Maya’s first birthday. I used the Neapolitan collection and I stayed in the orange, yellow and pink tones to make the cake shine a little bit. To add texture to my page I did several different things:
1. After I had stitched the patterned paper down under the main picture, I used my nails to scratched the sides and I rolled them and even teared them up a little bit.
2. I used lots of foam adhesive to make elements stick out such as the label over the big number 1, the polaroid frames and the small embellishments hanging from the clothes line.
Notice that in the embellishments clusters, I adhered some elements with foam adhesive and some other are glue flat on the page as you can see between the first and the second frames.
3. I used adhesive in just one spot so that the rest of the die cut ( the word girl, the banners, the ticket stubs) can curl up.
4. I used the same technique with the little cord on each sides of the clothes line. I stapled down some part of the cord so that the rat of the cord lift up a little.
5. Finally I used very dimensional objects such as the clothes pins. But you can also think chipboard pieces and wood veneers or dimensional paper flowers and resin flowers.
I hope I could give you some ideas to add more dimension and textures to your pages. When I was at CHA for the first time this January, I realized that what makes the difference between a beautiful page and a stunning page is really all the textures and dimension (which is almost impossible to capture 100% in a photo) so go ahead and don’t be afraid to make a page that is little bulkier than what you are normally used to. You will love it!