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Saturday, November 13, 2010

find your texture...

Well, hello again everyone!  I'm so glad you stopped by for a little inspiration!

Today I thought I would share a fun technique to get your wheels turning.  This is a great way to add some shimmery texture without adding bulk or taking much time. It is a fun way to alter anything from LOs to cards, die cuts to buttons... And it is so quick and easy!

What I'm using:
Non-stick craft sheet (to protect my table)
Creative Inspirations Paint 
Makeup sponge
Magic Mesh

Step 1: place mesh over paper, and press firmly to adhere

 Step 2: apply CI paint using makeup sponge in a pouncing motion. The amount of paint on your sponge will affect the final look, so play around with it

 Step 3: when the paint has dried, gently peel away the mesh...

...and, that's it!
You can see that it gets kind of blotchy where I used more paint, and the lines are crisp where I used less paint. I think having a mix gives it a fun distressed look.

What else can you find around your house to use as a texture mask?  What about plastic canvas?  Or paper clips?  If your 'found' items don't have adhesive on the back simply add a little temporary adhesive and have fun! 


~ Kendra ~ said...

Awesome idea Kassi! I LOVE the flower!!

Creative Inspirations said...

Great idea!!! I really like the flower too!

Lovey said...

What a cool technique!

Karen Wilson said...

What an awesome technique! Great way to achieve texture.

Jenn K said...

Very COOL!!

Chrissy D said...

Kassi - You my friend are BRILLIANT! LOL Such simple ideas - yet I do not think of them! Love it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great ides- I love the design this leaves oon all of your samples.

byondbzr said...

Wonderful technique, thank you for sharing!

Kianel said...

wow, terrific technique! i loooove it!
love from France, Kianel.