Like A Boss: Adding Texture to a Scrapbook Layout

By Kelly KlapsteinInspiration, Like A Boss, , , , With 1 comment

Hello everyone!  It’s Kelly here to share some easy ways to add texture and dimension to your scrapbook pages.

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One of the first ways I add texture is simply by using different kinds of paper on my layout. On my page I have 4 different kinds of Bazzill cardstock: Double Thick White (base background and torn strips), Smoothies (torn Ocean Breeze), Mylar Sheet(butterflies) and Foil Board(‘lovely’ title). By tearing and layering the cardstock, I add even MORE texture. Smoothies cardstock tears beautifully!

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Another easy way to add texture is by embossing your paper. I was so excited to emboss the Mylar Sheet and was THRILLED with the results!

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First I embossed the piece of Mylar Sheet with a We R Memory Keepers wood grain embossing folder, and then I die cut the butterflies using the WRMK Evolution.

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I also die cut a Heidi Swapp ‘lovely’ word using the new Foil Board. I think the teal Foil matches the blue Mylar perfectly!

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Aren’t the Mylar butterflies cool? The photo doesn’t do them justice…you should see them in real life.  The transparent Mylar lends a light, airy feel to them.
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As for the texture on the background base of Double Thick White cardstock, I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in White and Gold, along with stencils, molding paste and Viva Décor Inka Gold.  Double Thick White is awesome for mixed media messes because of its heavy weight.
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Here is a short video tutorial that shows how I created this background:

Layer up some colored wire, sequins, gold mesh and Heidi Swapp resist flowers sprayed with more Gold Color Shine…and the extra texture creates that WOW factor.

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The best part? There are 5 more colors of Mylar Sheets left for me to play with! Let the embossing fun begin!

Kelly Klapstein

BAZZILL PRODUCTS:  Specialty Paper – Mylar Sheet (Blue), Double Thick White, Foil  Board; Smoothies-Ocean Breeze

OTHER SUPPLIES:  Heidi Swapp word die ‘lovely’, Color Shine, Resist die cuts; We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder and Evolution; May Arts gold mesh and wires; Golden Molding Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop stencils; Viva Décor Inka Gold; Sizzix/Stampin’ Up! Butterflies die; Dollar Store sequins; Beacon Adhesives