Thursday, June 6, 2013

Textured Layers for Let's Get Trendy Now! 3

Hi everyone!

I'm up at the Let's Get Trendy Now! 3 workshop! Come and see all the different projects and be inspired to create! The focus for today is Textured Layers and I love me some texture and some layers!

I thought I'd do a quick run down of how I usually approach my layouts. I typically start by layering different mediums to create the background. There are so many out there: gesso, textured pastes, paints, mists and crayons just to name a few.

And just think of all the different ways to apply those mediums: brushes, stamps, stencils, punchinella, heck.... fingers! Again, just to name a few.

After I'm satisfied with the background, I layer with my papers and embellishments.

For my final step, I'll doodle here and there to emphasize certain features or to create interest. I also flick on extra bits of paint or mists at this point. And that's it, my formula for a textured, layered page!

Now for the supplies....

AC Cardstock (not shown), Strathmore watercolor paper (not shown), Stazon ink, Golden gesso, Lumiere's paints, Dr Martin Bombay india ink, Faber Castell Gelatos, Big Brush Pen, and Pitt pen, Zig Writer and Photo Signature pen, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, TA Glimmer Mist, Shimmerz Colorings, TA Glimmer Glam, Studio g glitter, Angora water color paints, washi tape,  7 Gypsies stamp, Studio g stamps, UmWowStudio Chipboard (arrow), Heidi Swapp chipboard, Colorbok hearts, Glitz alphas, Heidi Swapp alphas, Prima alphas
***also not shown are the bits of punchinella used to apply gesso***

For even more textured layered ideas go and visit Let's Get Trendy Now! 3 !


  1. This is one amazing layout Miae. I love how much texture there is even though it is not very dimensional. And the colours are just beautiful.

    So glad that you could join us as guest designer for Let's Get Trendy Now!3.

    1. Yvonne thanks again for having me be a part of this cool endeavor!!

  2. Oh my wow...I super love your layout and wow, check out your supply list! I love how a black pen can add so much yet not take away from the overall design. The inking is amazing and lovely. Thank you so much for being a guestie with us at Let's Get Trendy Now 3!

  3. Great to see you up at LGS....WOW!!! Look at all those arty supplies you used....looks fabulous, especially the 'heat' cut out paper....really 'love' that:):):)!!!!!!!!!!

  4. This is a new fave! You are such an amazing artist!

  5. Yum, yum, YUMMY! Pure fabulousness going on here, my friend! Really adore that title and all those AMAZING layers. WOW!

  6. Ooooh this is amazing!! Love love all of the delightful texture and color!

  7. Georgeous! Love the bacground you have created, awesome with the arrow, hearts and the circle!
    Have a wonderful day :o)

  8. What fun, sweet layout! Wonderful texture and of course that photo is so precious, thanks for sharing your talent and thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say HELLO! : )
    Off to browse more of your post!

  9. What a lovely, happy, colourful layout! Found your blog via Lets's Get Trendy and really like your style so I joined your followers.
    I, too, always save the leftovers from punch-outs, so I was really glad to see how you used the paper with heart shaped holes. I'll definitely want to try that ideain one of my layouts!

  10. I love all the hearts, the colors, the design… well, everything!!! Gorgeous page!

  11. This is fantastic!!! Love this colourful layout!

  12. Colors, textures, glitter, doodles, stamping... Everything is very yours!
    Your LOs are bright, gorgeous & full of happiness & love) I do really love your works & style)

  13. Miae I really have missed the time to read through inspirational blogs and I'm so happy to again have time for it. So happy to see all your creative, colorful and fun projects. Thank you for great inspiration and I will soon be back. Hugs!

  14. this is just beautiful!!!!

    i'm followng you, your arts are awesome <3

  15. That really is a gorgeous LO :)

  16. is beautiful with refined details and sophisticated, I like it very much, congratulations !!


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