Texture tutorial with Sarah
Welcome to the first edition of Scrapbook Nerd Academy,
We hope you enjoy this new series here on the Nerd blog. Every Tuesday we will be post a tutorial/how to process to help grow your crafting skills. It’s a little easier to learn when you see how something is made don’t you think? I know I sure do.
It’s easy once you know how.
Tutorial #1 – Sarah’s adding texture with corrugate
I love that you can add texture in so many different ways on a layout. I’m going to show you a bit of my process for creating texture and how to go about it
I love the corrugated 12×12 sheets by Fancy Pants and I knew I wanted to use some of that on my layout to add some texture, so I started by choosing a place on my layout that I wanted to put it, then I used my Cameo to cut some chevron arrows into my layout pointing toward where I knew I wanted my picture to go.
Once it was cut, I flipped it over, and added some patterned paper to a couple of the arrows, then added a square of the corrugated sheet over the back to cover the remaining holes.
Once that was finished, I gathered the rest of the supplies I was going to use and started to piece together a frame, a fussy cut flower, some more fabulous Fancy Pants paper and I actually cut the pictures out of the back of the packaging for the frames too because I liked those tiny frames and the cardboard gives a whole different texture too! Once I get my layers how I like them, I use my tiny attacher and just staple them together where I know it will be covered, that way I don’t have to worry about gluing the individual pieces together and risk wrecking the layering
Once everything was glued down, I distressed the edges by simply folding them and bending them. That is a super easy way to add some texture to your layouts!
Here’s some close ups:
And the entire layout:
I hope this inspires you to add texture to your layouts this month! It really does give your layouts that extra pop!
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