This week I'm going to talk about layers.
There are two kind of layers in art journaling; translucent and opaque.
Translucent layers are things like
- tissue paper, paper napkins, kitchen paper towels- any translucent paper like vellum or glassine
- accent details
- plastic, film, cellophane
- transparent tape
- washes and glazes
- drybrushing, brayering, stippling, swirling...
Opaque layers are for example;
- journal boxes
- scrapbook paper and other opaque papers
Stamps and stenciling can be both - there are large stamps and stencils that cover a large area, and are then opaque layers.
The same goes with things like scrapbooking embellishments and opaque tape - it depends on how much you use and how big/wide the addition is. The more it covers, the more opaque layer it is :-D
I consider tip-ins to be an opaque layer, as they cover quite a lot of the page, even though they can be moved out of the way.