23 Jul 2013

Textured Pattern Paper - Tutorial


A very easy tutorial to create textured pattern paper. It has been on my to do list since long ..almost a year .For this we will need
  • paper
  • White glue /Fevicol
  • colors watercolor/acrylic colors
  • comb/fork or anything with teeth to create texture
  • a brush
  • Tooth-pick
 Lets start ..

1. Use thick card stock as base.don't use chart paper it will not turn out good.If you have old invites with one side clean i;e not printed.This technique is a wonderful way to up-cycle them.Shirt  Packaging/filler can also be used as base.

2. I have used water colors, it can be done using acrylic/fabric colors also.Mix white glue and few drop of color I have used three different colors yellow,pink n orange it can be done with one or many colors what ever combination you like.A table spoon of glue is enough for 6 X 6 paper.If the consistency seems so thick add 1-2drops of water,So that the mixture can be spread easily ,at the same it must not be runny or the texture will not come out properly.Spread the glue color mixture on paper with a brush ,take care to spread the mixture evenly.



you see some lumps here ,I have removed them later with a tooth-pick.

3.After mixture is spread evenly start making texture on it with comb.Make sure to clean the comb after every pattern you make, so the next pattern comes clean.

This is how it looks after making pattern.Don't worry if the mixture runs between the pattern let it set for few secs and remove it gently with tooth pick.If you want some glitter can be sprinkled on the pattern while the mixture is still wet.



4.let it dry for few hours.



Tada..you have your own textured pp ...
The colors look one shade darker as glue dries transparent.
If the base is very small say like a tag you can even doodle with tooth-pick instead of using comb.There many possibilities with this technique you can use shades of one color ,create ombre effect ,rainbow colors just two colors and spread it as you wish.Same is the case with pattern you can makes waves,circles,squares anything that comes to your mind.Lastly this is the card I  made last Aug using this technique.Original post can be viewed  here.


This is very simple technique if you know of any variations do suggest and in case of any query just comment I will try to help.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing Pooja..Will give a try..

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  2. Beautiful!! You make the best use of the craft resources you have Pooja, hats off to u :-)

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  3. gorgeous!!! thanks for sharing:)

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  4. good idea, Pooja, I'll give it a try with my wooden blocks to give texture and designs!!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  5. lOved ur techique...thanks 4 shaing will try ut

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  6. wow....grt technique n super cool card...thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial. Will definitely try it!

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  8. Fab idea...works so well..love the different colours mixed together...TFS:):):)

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  9. Beautiful technique. The end result is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. SUPERB IDEA ...i tried myself early but outcome is not good but that time i don't have idea to use comb but now i am planing to do again with your idea.. thanks for sharing...

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  11. Wooowww!!! This is super duper! Love your idea and your card rules!!! Love this!!!

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  12. Pooja, thanks for the tute, its really something simple, easy n yet gives a very beautiful outcome. love it

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  13. WOW Pooja you are one clever resourceful girl...fabulous!!!

    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  14. It is an absolutely wonderful technique which I must try. Have always had problems with creating sky for my landscapes and this looks like the solution. Thank you so much for sharing.
    http://ajourneyintoquilling.blogspot.com
    Chris

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  15. Great tutorial Pooja.. And that too with materials easily available with any crafter, you've wrought magic! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  16. Soooooooo fun! Love how creative you get with your supplies!

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  17. wow! this is a must try technique dear ! you have done it so wonderfully u r so talented!

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  18. What a fabulous idea Pooja ..Thank you so much for sharing ..I love the Bg you have created using this technique ..will definitely give this a try !

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  19. beautiful idea pooja, will try it for sure.

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  20. Whoa! Cool technique Pooja :)
    You sure are darn good at making stuff up outta nothing!

    Looking forward to see some more new techniques

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  21. wow wow wow, love it!!I would love to try your techniques on a mixed media canvas

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  22. Wow!!Fabulous..Great comb effect definetly going to use this technique for my nxt project..thanks for sharing ur ideas..all ur crafts are soo cool am ur new follower..thanks for dropping in my blog n for sweet words for my peacock feather set..

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  23. Super idea!! I love the effects, thanks for sharing!!

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