Mixed Media Made Easy

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften

I love texture and paint on my scrapbook pages. If you have been wanting to try out mixed media but are not ready to dive into all the mess, try texture paste!

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften

Texture paste can add dimension to your page. When it dries, you can’t help but want to touch the texture! It is pretty amazing!

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften

Texture paste can be used with any stencil. For beginners, I recommend a simple repeat pattern, like the triangle stencil pictured above. Watch Heidi share how to use texture paste in the video below.

 

*Note this video is not current and shows different stencils, but it is a great tutorial by Heidi showing how to use texture paste!

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften

A great tip is to set out several 12×12 pieces of background paper and add texture paste to all of them. Then, let them dry and build your scrapbook pages later when dry.

I used Heidi Swapp’s Pineapple Crush collection to build my layout. To help me with my title, I used the Mini Messages Booklet, and removed the “Good Vibes” card to add to my page.

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften

Memories were printed with the Instax Share Printer from my phone. Then I added washi tape and photo corners to the bottom of each.

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften

Make sure to tell your story with either your handwriting or printing it off the computer like I did here! This event didn’t have a lot of photos because we enjoyed our time together! I took before and after pictures but I made sure I told the story because it was one of my favorite days of the year. I knew I didn’t want to forget our time together especially since I didn’t have very many photos.

Mixed Media Made Easy | Scrapbooking with @heidiswapp Pineapple Crush by @createoften

I hope this inspires you to try texture paste on  your next scrapbook page. A little texture is a lot of fun!

Supplies | Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush collection, Minc Stencil – Triangle, and Metallic Texture Paste – Pink

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