May 2024 Wk4 Scrapbook Page Layout

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May 2024 Wk4 Scrapbook Page Layout

May 2024 Wk4 Exploring Texturing Techniques

With a few simple techniques, you can transform ordinary surfaces into captivating backgrounds that beautifully complement your cherished memories.  

Michelle’s layout has subtle distresses texturing around the printed paper edges, adding dimension and interest to the layout.  You can read below how to copy this technique, plus here’s a few extra ideas you can try



Give your pages a vintage, rustic flair with distressing techniques. Use sandpaper, distressing tools, or even your fingernail to gently roughen the edges of your paper and cardstock. This creates a worn, aged look that adds character to your layouts. For an extra dimension, ink the distressed edges with a darker shade to create depth and contrast.



With embossing folders and a die-cutting machine, you can create raised patterns and designs on your paper and cardstock. Experiment with different folder designs, from delicate florals to geometric patterns. Once embossed, lightly brush over the raised areas with ink or chalk to enhance the texture and make the design pop.


Mixed Media Collage

Combine various materials and textures to create mixed media collages. Incorporate elements like fabric scraps, lace, buttons, and ribbons onto your paper and cardstock to add tactile interest. Experiment with layering different textures to build dimension.



Stencilling offers endless possibilities for adding intricate designs and patterns to your scrapbook pages. Use stencils and texture paste to create raised designs that stand out on your paper and cardstock. Apply the paste with a palette knife or spatula for a smooth, even finish, or experiment with different techniques for a more textured look. Once dry, embellish your stencilled designs with ink or paint for added flair.


Heat Embossing

Heat embossing adds a glossy, raised finish to your paper and cardstock. Use embossing ink and powder to stamp intricate designs or sentiments onto your pages, then apply heat with a heat gun to melt the powder and create a smooth, embossed effect.


Crumpling and Folding

For a quick and easy way to add texture to your pages, try crumpling or folding your paper and cardstock. Crumple the paper into a ball and then flatten it out to create a wrinkled texture or fold it into accordion pleats for a more structured look.


Fabric and Fibre Embellishments

Incorporate fabric and fibre embellishments to add tactile interest and dimension to your scrapbook pages. Use fabric scraps, ribbon, twine, or even yarn to create borders, frames, or embellishments that add texture and visual appeal. Experiment with layering different fabrics and fibres to create rich, textured backgrounds that complement your photos and memorabilia.


Texture Plates and Rubbing Blocks

Texture plates are rigid plates with raised designs that can be pressed onto your paper to create embossed textures, while rubbing blocks are flexible blocks with textured surfaces that can be rubbed onto your paper to transfer intricate designs. Experiment with different plates and blocks to create custom textures and patterns.



Apply a resist medium, such as embossing ink or clear embossing powder, to your paper or cardstock before adding colour with ink, paint, or spray. The resist medium will repel the colour, creating unique textures and patterns that add visual interest to your layouts. Experiment with different resist mediums and colours to achieve the desired effects.


Whether you prefer subtle embossing or bold mixed media collages, there’s a texturing technique to suit every style and theme.