Layering is an effective and popular way of adding dimension to a project. Today the Design Team have come up with some Tips for Layering that might be helpful to you when adding layers to your creations.
Summer card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko
For adding volume to my project I used collectables, fussy cut images and stamped embellishments. I also added sisal to make the composition lighter and airy.
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“Bloom” Layout by Rikki Graziani
When fussy cutting dont be afraid to layer in shapes, like I have done here in circles with everything coming out from that!!
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Love Always Layout by Jowilna Nolte
Layer with a purpose.
For this layout I added layered clusters of flowers just below my photograph to ground the photo.
The layering gives the photo somewhere to sit and also frames the image beautifully.
You can also layer ink colours like I did, using two different shades of pink for interest.
Layer stamping on top of inked backgrounds to add interest.
So there are several ways to add layering to your layouts and cards – but always have a purpose for what you are doing.
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Other: White Cardstock, Gesso, Ink, Sewing Machine, VersaFine ink, Watercolour Paint
“Full Bloom Mini Pages”~ by Kylie Kingham
A helpful layering tip I have always worked with is not being afraid to cut stickers or collectables in half to layer behind or underneath focal points and to build depth. By doing so you are able to get more from your supplies and make them go further.
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Other: Pocket Pages, Album.
“You are so lovely “~ by Kavitha
Arranging the layers in slightly angled way gives lots of dimension to your work.Add the embellishments/die cuts in different levels to give more depth to your composition,you can also use foam tape for the top most layer.
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“Love This Day” Layout By Alicia McNamara
Tips for Layering on a Layout
Think of your Layout in Levels:
Level 1 – Paper Background
To add layers to this level you could use stamping, templates, inking, water colours, texture paste
Level 2 – Paper Layers
To add layers to this level you could use fussy cutting, strips of paper, cheesecloth, sewing thread, mounting tape, folding paper leaves
Level 3 – Embellishments
To add layers to this level you could add in Collectables, Wooden Flourishes, Rhinestones, Pearls, Misting Spray.
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Are you inspired to think about layering in your own creative projects? What tips could you add for fellow crafters? Please mention them in the comments below. Remember to share your gorgeous work by tagging #kaisergallery on Social Media or by uploading your creations into Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group.
Happy Crafting : )