Jenny here today to share a layout I made using a few of my favorite techniques. I think everyone knows that I love to mat in black...alot. :) It is a trend that I am completely loving, and you will find it on a lot of my layouts.
Here are a few links to some of my most recent layouts with this technique...
Well, something else that I have been loving lately is distressing! Love the look it gives! (A few links, lol...Innocence and Magical Day). So, I have been playing with mixing the distressing and matting in black. It does take some time, but I love the end result! Here is a layout I made using both:
I love the pop the black gives the layout, but also love the distressing...it makes it feel not so super straight lined and clean. I have also added a few of my fave embellies: twine and pearls! :)
(*Note- I mat all my layouts with a smooth solid black cardstock, and distress using my trusty TH distresser.)
If you are not so keen on the all black matting, you could always pick just a few base pieces to mat, and leave everything else un-matted. That is a fabulous look as well. :)
You can head to my blog HERE to see more layouts with the above techniques. If you love to mat in black or distress, I encourage you to give this a try!! It makes for a bold, beautiful layout!!
Thanks so much for stopping by Practical Scrappers!! Have a wonderful day!! :)
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