Using Overlays – Technique Tuesday

I am often asked how I create grunge or worn pages. There are a lot of tools and tricks to the trade, but I am going to show you how you can use a couple of them on your pages. Although these were designed to share with designers, anyone can use them to create fun effects on your papers!

Maybe you have a paper that is pretty close to the texture you want but really want to grunge it up a bit? Let’s grab one of the full overlays and a paper to take it up a notch!

Taking a paper from the Winter Traditions kit, we layer our ready to go paper and the grunge overlay.


I fill the overlay layer with a color from the paper or a good med dark neutral – in this case the same brown from the kit. Then, I chose a Color Burn at 100%. Immediate grunge to a new level!

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