Adding Textures To Your Art Backgrounds/For Mixed Media Projects
This blog post is getting a late start today. Yesterday afternoon I had an accident and broke my little toe so badly I had to put it back in place. Alas, that delayed finishing my journaling pages I am blogging about today and writing this post.
Adding texture to your art projects is a lot easier than people may think and is so much fun to play with. There really is no wrong way of creating texture. You just have to experiment with what works. That is part of the fun. Today I am showing you three pages I created using several scraps from my mixed-media supply stash.
I am out of white gesso so I mixed in white acrylic paint with the clear gesso and it worked out great. That was my first layer of paint to cover the packaging I used as my pages.
Then I started with my layers and paste for texture. Below is a complete list of the materials I used. It looks like a lot-yeah it is-but it is all from what I have on hand.
Using the coffee grounds and coffee for texture and staining was marvelous!
Two of the pages were a little dark to me so I took the baby wipes and rubbed it on the areas I wanted to lighten. I also used the baby wipes to blend the distress crayons.
The darker layers of two of the pages represents centuries of old building changing companies over time…
These pages are my Paris Pages and I am thrilled with how they turned out! No, I have never been to Paris but it is on my bucket list and I love reading stories that take place in that city. Please excuse my blurry images. My camera has been giving me fits! I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions about creating with textures, please feel free to ask me. -Stephanie
White & Milky White Acrylic Paint
Ranger Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
Coffee Grounds to mix with Texture Paste
Scraps of pattern paper
Artist Painting Brushes
Crafting Paint Pink Roller
Napkins for background
Baby Wipes-No harsh chemicals/Alcohol Free
Resistance Canvas Embellishments
Tim Holtz Brick Stencil Pattern
Printing paper for words
Up-Cycled Packaging Cardboard