Neutrals are often associated with being "safe" and "boring". But I love how they can create an impact without being too loud. Here are 10 ways to use them on your projects. :)
|Quick and easy burlap bags|
Play up the contrast of textures like I did here with the rough burlap against the soft feminine lace and pretty bloom.
|My first love is altered art|
2. Try a little gold and bling.
Mix different shades and textures of gold on your elements to create interest but maintain colour harmony. And bling makes everything better. :)
The contrast of black against the browns, beiges and whites really draws your eye to the focal point.
|When elements appear to be unrelated|
Take out all your neutral toned embellishments and put them in a pleasing cluster.
|The need to lace-cify everything|
White lace makes everything pretty. Nothing more to say...*winks*
|The embellished white wood monogram|
|Using up little bits of lace on a mixed media canvas|
The top portion of the canvas was a mish mash of leftover white lace which were coloured with a gold Faber Castell Gelato. I then dab white gesso to bring out the lace details. The patterned paper was toned down with watered-down gesso so as now to compete with the blooms.
A little distressing on the edges, random splashes of tea stain and a cluster of vintage-inspired embellishments and these cards scream fun!:)
|Will you be nicer to me Paris?|
Mix up the textures for an old world charm feel.
|What do you collect?|
Play with gold and silver on walnut-ink stained vintage paper. Add a velvet bow and glam hardware for vintage glam! :)
There you have it. 10 ways to play with understated neutrals. Do you have a fave?