The Deconstructed Layout With Anita

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hi everyone, I hope spring has sprung where you are and you are having some 
fabulous weather!   
It's Anita here today to share a new technique with you. 

I love texture on my layouts,  but I don't like using several sheets of paper to get
the look I want.  So here is a way to to get the texture I like using
one piece of paper.

 I am using Lindy's Magicals and Mini Misters
for my project as well as some vintage sheet music. 
 Start by tearing the edges off the whole page, then mist lightly with water; you don't 
want to soak it completely because it is fragile! Scrunch it up so that it is a little
larger than the photo you are using, then use your heat gun to dry. 
Make sure that the surface says kinda flat, otherwise your photo will not sit level!
Mix a small amount of water and the Lindy's Magicals color of your choice in a Mini Mister
and shake well. 

Spray the mat; I sprayed mine pretty heavily because I wanted a lot of the mica
to show when it was dry. Use your heat gun again to dry.
(this is not the same mat I used on my layout, I decided this color was too dark)

 When the paper is misted, scrunched, then dried it becomes very stiff, so it will 
hold it's shape very well. It makes an amazing mat!

I hope you will give this a try- it is easy and a great way to give some dimension to your project!
I find my vintage books at second hand stores, book stores that take trade ins, and garage sales.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


3 Responses to “The Deconstructed Layout With Anita”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo awesome! LOVING that title work and the crumpled paper you added for texture!!!

Barb Craft said...

This is a fabulous tip Anitia! I love the texture it adds to your layout! So pretty!

barb :)

Jean said...

This is such a great way to add texture!