It's official!  

My middle name IS  "TEXTURE"! 


I always knew I was a visual being...I can NOT express myself very well with words, but visually, YES! THEN I am in my happy place! You add in TEXTURE, and heck, I am over.the.moon. (!!!)

I always thought TEXTURE meant 3D, something which could be actually touched and felt, but NO, 

According to wikipedia,

 "In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and is distinguished by its perceived visual and physical properties. Use of texture, along with other elements of design, can convey a variety of messages and emotions."                   

I am ALL about emotion, but you knew that.(My use of million exclamation marks in my writing might be a dead giveaway!) As an artist I definitely want to express that emotion in my art, whatever the medium.

Did you know you didn't need layers of different mediums to achieve a great textured background? For an example, check out how artist Dyan Reaveley adds texture to her backgrounds in her Youtube video "Dyan Reaveley Introduces The Perfect Inked Background".

When YOU create, remember -

    Texture adds interest. 

           Texture adds dimension. 

                      Texture adds life!


Excerpt my blog FABRIC OF MY LIFE, at


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Comment by Jeanmarie on June 13, 2014 at 7:57pm

Thank you for sharing that video! I've been wanting to start a found book/journal. I'm really excited to try using some of the techniques in the video.

Comment by Cat Demkiw on June 17, 2014 at 12:56pm

This was great Shelley really enjoyed thank you for posting.


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