Friday, July 17, 2015

Be an Individual

Over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog the challenge is Raise it Up. I decided to raise it up by using lots of raised textured surfaces.

I started off by running several pieces of scrap paper through a Tim Holtz Embossing folder. I then adhered that down to my page along with some masking tape.

I went over the entire page with white gesso. Once this layer was dry I painted on a coat of Lumiere Metallic Olive Green paint. I then brushed on a glaze of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold paint, let it dry briefly, and then wiped it off with a baby wipe. The glaze settled into the groves, which popped out the raised areas.

I used dyed and painted cheesecloth as another texture. I stamped my saying onto some manila cardstock and then stitched around it for one more added raised element.

I have recently acquired some old textured wall paper books. I thought this was the perfect time to pull them out. I tore raised textured wall paper up, went over it with some white gesso, and then inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added in more cheesecloth, tacking it down in just a few places with eyelets so some it was loose and popped up.

I stamped, inked, and stitched around a tag.

Lastly I added in some washers for another raised element. The washers are painted with black and Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold paint.

So that is my layered and raised texture page. I hope you liked it. As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness - I've never seen a technique quite like this. I love your embossed and painted pages. Gorgeous work!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Frilly and Funkie challenge!

  2. Gorgeous page, I love the technique you used in the background! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Raise It Up' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)