Hi it is Kim here to share with you a technique for creating texture on white core patterned papers.I am not a big user of plain pattern papers and when I was working on this layout, I wanted a way to "dress up" the plain blue paper that I really wanted to use on one of the pennants.
This is the layout ...
and this is a close up of the pennant in question ...
The paper was originally a plain blue paper and by putting a plastic template under it and sanding it with a large emery board, I was able to create a soft polka dot design on it. It is so simple but effective!
Step 1 : select your template, I chose a dotty one
Step 2 : place under paper and holding paper in place sand across the surface of the paper.
Step 4: use your paper however you want - I chose to cover one of the large chipboard pennants from this set and then use it in the super sized pennant banner at the top of the layout. It is a great way to bring new interest to a plain piece of white core pattern paper
All of the GCD papers and embellishments in this layout came from Artsy Urban, with a touch of Homespun Chic and Zippity Collection.Other products: Thickers by American Crafts, bauble ribbon from stash.
I hope you have an opportunity to try out this easy but effective technique soon to make a change to a piece of patterned paper in your stash!