Thursday, August 5, 2010

Adding Dimension to Your Projects

If you've ever wondered how to add some unique texture and dimension to your crafting projects, you'll want to try out these fabulous tips by Tara Lehmann.

Chipboard is a great way to add a little dimension. Tara started out with white glittered letters, but they didn't stand out on her project very well. To solve the problem, she inked over the top of the letters with matching yellow ink.

Here's a close up of the yellow letters. I also wanted to point out the "blissful" rub-on she placed over the various layers of paper as well as her photo. Don't be afraid to overlap elements.

Randomly fold and crease a strip of patterned paper and place it behind your photo as Tara has done here. Use pop dots to hold up some of the creased portions so they won't go flat in your album.

Pop dots or foam squares are a great and inexpensive way to lift elements on your page such as this banner and clothesline cut from a sheet of patterned paper.

This next technique is one that I am so in love with! Tara made a unique border by gathering pink tissue paper and gluing it to the back of a sheet of patterned paper.

She added a finishing touch by outlining her page with glitter glue.

Tara created a tissue paper "cherry" on top of the cupcake to match her border and added rhinestone "sprinkles." Then she fan-folded a piece of brown cardstock to create the base of the cupcake. It almost looks good enough to eat!

So why not grab some tissue paper and scissors and see what fun ideas you come up with!

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