(noun) - Texture, an element of art, is used to describe either the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work.
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.
Texture refers to surface and is in fact surface. Everything that has surface has texture. It can be 3-D, tactile, touchable. It can be 2-D, visual, an illusion. Texture makes things interesting. Texture can be felt or it can be seen as light skims the surface revealing the texture.
I hope to use both kinds of texture as I work on my mothers and daughters memory pages and honour them as the princesses that they are.
I am feeling like I have leaped from kindergarten crayons to marrying straight out of school. I kinda did but the learning curve usually has more steps in it. Again I have a lot to put on one page. Four generations. I stenciled onto a sheer fabric for my background and then ironed it onto a thick base that had an adhesive on each side. Four photos fit if I cropped and did ovals. That took a week alone to figure out. :^) I was all for lace and beads but this seemed to require a more subtle effect. The size decreases and the frames are cardboard. I tried to make them fit each bride's sensibilities. The photos will be cut and added later because I am printing my own. In the process I smeared one in my hurrying. :( I may fiddle a bit more as I couldn't find a bit of velvet ribbon to represent my own dress. I daren't linger overlong because there are ten more pages to prepare and if I tarry too long somebody else may find a nice groom! lol
This page required some mindfulness as the palette is creamy white. The interest must come from the texture but it also required an understated elegance. The bride may look like a princess in frothy laces but I do believe most mothers manage to get some good solid stiffening into the bride's backbone and corset which supports the softer layers and shows off all that lovely texture.
Lutradur is kinda like that as well.
So when we lift the bubbly to toast the beautiful bride lets give a wink to the mothers, the teachers, the supporting cast that helped bring another princess into the kingdom to show off the textures that enhance our lives.