The Designer's Toolbox: Texture

When one hears the word texture......most people think bulk.  But does it need to be lumpy bumpy?  

As a design principle, texture is defined as something we can feel or touch in our design.  But can we visually create a feeling without touching?

Texture is meant to add appeal, interest and depth to a design.  It can take a 'flat' project and make it pop.  Join me as we explore the world of texture.

By the end of the workshop, students will:

  • Have a clear understanding of what texture is and why it is important to over all design.
  • Add texture to their designs without adding bulk.
  • Create a variety of textures using acrylic mediums and paint.
  • Learn ways to add texture using a variety additives and embossing techniques.
  • Receive a workbook to keep ideas and samples for future reference.  
  • Create a variety projects using the techniques learned during the workshop.

Course Syllabus

  • Lesson One: Texture Theory and Texture Without Bulk
  • Lesson Two: Texture Through Acrylic Mediums and Paint
  • Lesson Three: Texture Through Additives and Embossing 

The course will include a variety of completes projects, including tag art and cards.  Techniques can be used on a wide variety of paper crafting projects. 

Course Length: 3 Lessons
Course Start Date:
Immediately (This is a self-paced workshop, all content will be available once payment has been received.)
Classroom Includes:
Videos, PDF Tutorials, Forum and Gallery. This workshop contains 25 video demonstrations with 228 minutes of video instruction.

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