It’s all about texture…

This month we are using lots of texture paste here on the blog! I have a couple of different techniques to show you today. First of all I made a cover for a journal. I covered a piece of cardboard with a layer of texture paste and used a thin stick to draw some designs into the paste. When it was dry, I painted it with gesso.



To add colour to my cover, I used Chalkboard Mist Black Orchid and Glimmer Mist Aquamarine. I sprayed a couple of layers with both colours, until I was happy with the result.



To make the texture of the cover a bit more visible, I removed some paint by gently rubbing a damp cloth over my surface.



To finish off my album cover, I splattered some Glimmer Glam Chandelier  on top of the mist and I painted the album rings with Glimmer Glaze Chianti.



I also want to share the two 6×6 canvases today, that I made for the Tattered Angels booth at summer CHA. Both canvases are chunky stretched natural canvases from Canvas Corp. They are quite different in style, but both of them are decorated with butterflies that I created using texture paste.


I started out by stamping butterflies onto cardstock, using one of my favourite stamps from Purple Onion Designs. The purpose of this was just to get a basic butterfly shape, because I then covered the stamped image with a pretty thick layer of texture paste. I used a small stick to draw some patterns onto my butterflies and when the paste was dry I painted them with gesso, before cutting them out.



The butterflies on my first canvas were painted with Glimmer Glam Caspian Sea and Tide Pool. I also used Glimmer Mist Graphite (for the background) and Chalkboard Mist Chalk (on the lace) when creating this canvas.



The butterfly on my second canvas was misted with Plain Jane Simply Sheer Taupe and Burlap and then painted with Glimmer Glaze Cowboy and Icicle. I also used cord/jute rope from Canvas Corp and Plain Jane Simply Sheer Pink (for the flowers) to create this canvas.


I hope you’ll enjoy this month of texture at the Tattered Angels inspiration blog!


Have a wonderful day!

Anna (






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  1. Love how you use texture in all your projects!

  2. Awesome Album cover :)