There is something to be said for the satisfaction we feel when a paper crafting project has texture. One of the benefits is the way texture and layers draw you into the design and encourage you to stay for a while. Texture can be accomplished in many ways and today, our Creative Team shares their favorite ways to add a little extra to their designs.
Carol created an eye-catching spread, filled with delicate layers and texture.
“Building layers, adding watercolor splashes and mixing up chipboard and die-cut elements have been my jam lately. Back in April, we were studying various wildflowers for a week. A common theme we noticed with many that grow here is that they are shades of purple. The Wisteria Lane Collection is perfect for this memory!
I used the die-cut sticker alphas from the Wisteria Lane Modern Memory Keeping Kit to really make a bold title. To add a softness to this, I chose to do a bit of hand stitching across the letters with a purple thread. One element I included as a bit of “memorabilia” apart from the kit is the 2 water-colored flowers. My daughter painted those and I really wanted them to be woven into the layout. To spice them up a bit I added glitter dots to the flower centers.
On the left side of the layout, I staggered different arrows to draw attention to my photo, while also filling up some white space. Using a combination of chipboard and die-cut stickers helps beef up the texture element. Below the arrows, I did a bit of stitching for a whimsical touch. Using stickers from the Wisteria Lane Memory Keeping Sticker Kit, I was able to tuck some florals in here and there, as well as use the gray alphas for flower identification, a sort of like a secondary title. I love it!
The silky stitched gray ribbon included in the Wisteria Lane Classified: Memory Keeping Kit, I used as sort of a border for the top and bottom of my photo cluster.
If you look closely, you can see I snuck in a bit of washi from the Wisteria Lane Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit, on the left side of my photo, and I stuck another little swatch on a 3×4 card that was torn for more visual interest and quote placement. What are your favorite ways to add in texture?”
A little texture can really make a planner page pop, as Belinda shows us here with DIY daily pages.
Do you enjoy adding layers and texture to your paper crafting projects? Share with us your textured designs by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration.
Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator
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