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Thirty-Six Scrapbook Layouts with Technique-Based Backgrounds

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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When I went to Ranger U last year to get certified to teach how to use Ranger products, it was with a very specific goal: I wanted more ideas for how to adapt these fun techniques for everyday scrapbooking in a modern mainstream style.

We usually see them used on tags, in vintage projects, on cards, or in art journals. We don’t see them used in scrapbooking all that often, which is too bad, since they’re so much fun! Plus…

Of all the technique-oriented products, I recommend Ranger for scrapbookers. Ranger has the best ones with the highest quality.

Here are 36 scrapbook pages with backgrounds I made from technique-based products such as Distress Inks and Stains, Perfect Pearls, spray mists, paint, stamps, stencils, and masks…
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Organic Background Techniques – Paperclippping 201

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

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Is the changing of the season and weather having an impact in your page designs?

Are you more aware of nature lately?

I know I am, and it’s manifesting in my scrapbooking.

Every day this month I’m blown away by our stunning cloudy skies. And for the last two pages I’ve made, I’ve turned to my folder of soft organic patterned paper for my backgrounds, looking for blues and greens.

Both times I found I don’t have any.

Guess why?

The scrapbook industry has been all about the geometrics lately; chevron, especially. But even the “natural” patterns have strong lines and angles: herringbone and honeycomb. Our patterned papers with clouds look like graphic computer generated modern structures instead of natural organic puffs.

I’m not complaining. I love them too.

But what do we do when our story is about something softer, peaceful…more natural?

This is a great time to break out your inks and sprays, stains, and paints.

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These technique-oriented products are great for making backgrounds that are organic. Things that are organic and found in nature tend to have these characteristics:

  • curvy or with undefined blended edges
  • layered
  • squishy
  • moving
  • changing
  • adapting

You could describe most techniques and their results the same way. Why not let this month’s change in the weather inspire your scrapbooking? Pull out the ink and sprays!

Shine On,
Love,-Noell

P.S.> I combined 7 different techniques to make a nature background for my most recent page. I am in love with all the layering, the movement, and the balance of quieter energy. I love it so much I decided to show you how to do it! With all the different techniques I share in this week’s video you’ll find you can adapt them to lots of different stories and supplies.

This video is for our Paperclipping Members.

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