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Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska) is a talented three-dimensional mixed media artist and has created a new line of art mediums with Prima. In this video she shows how the products work so you can use them to build layers and textures in your art projects.
If you like washi tape, you will love this introduction to DIY Decor Tape for decorating home projects. Take a look!
Chalkboard tape, tape you can color, lots of sizes, prints, and ideas. Take a look!
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Tim Holtz gives a tour of his new 2015 Idea-ology products and demos how to add color to the resign Heirloom Roses, as well as the Gumdrops and Mirrored Stars. ??
See gorgeous projects and get ideas made with: Idea-ology Flip Frame, Clip Carousel, Photo Booth, Tiny Vials, Mini Mason Jars, Foundry Frames, Trophy Cups, Salvaged Dolls, and more.
Do you have lots of photos from recent holiday events?
I took the Flexible Template from Paperclipping 181 — a design idea you can use to build single photo layouts, as well as pages with lots of photos — and I used it for two different Christmas pages.
- A two-page spread with 12 photos all the same size.
- A two-page spread with 11 photos of varying sizes.
Of course, I did it all on video so you can do it, too.
Whether you have lots of pictures that are ready to scrapbook, or just a few, you’ll be able to use the Flexible Template to get you going on your next page.
If you’re a Paperclipping Member you can watch the video now.
If you’re not, CLICK HERE to learn how you can get this tutorial right away.
Have you seen these fake trailers?
The Shining posed as a romantic comedy?
And Jaws as an uplifting Disney movie?
There’s a whole bunch of them —
*Forrest Gump as a gangster flick.
*Breaking Bad as a romantic comedy.
*Stephen King’s It as an inspiring family film.
*Mrs. Doubtfire as horror.
Yeah, it’s a thing. (You know, YouTube)…
No matter how much Jack Nickelson’s, “Here’s Johnny!” terrified you as a kid, you will still feel a stirring of love and joy with The Shining posed as a romantic comedy.
It’s mostly the music that wreaks this emotional havoc.
Music is the dressing that tells you what to feel in a movie.
In scrapbooking, the design does that.
The design sends an immediate message, so it’s very much like a movie trailer — an introduction of what’s to come, meaning the story in the journaling.
So what happens if we don’t know how design works, and the design conflicts with our story?
Then it’s kind of like those mixed up movie trailers.
I mentioned last week in an email that I ought to share a page of mine that totally contradicts what I was trying to say. I decided to go ahead and do that. I made a video tutorial on the subject and it’s in the Member’s Area now.
It’s a subject I approach in all kinds of ways throughout the 250 videos in the Paperclipping membership.
If you want to get good at this, you should check it out:
How do you use design?
Design has two totally different purposes. If you’ve ever thought about visual triangles, white space, or the rule of thirds, you’re probably familiar with the first and most common purpose — to make your page look good!
But did you know you can also use design to accomplish something else in addition to that? Something totally different?
If you’ve been a Paperclipping Member for a long time you might have a idea of what I’m talking about — or at least a nagging hint that hasn’t quite surfaced as a solid yet.
I decided to make a video that would clearly distinguish these two purposes. On the video I make two different layouts: a 6-photo page and a single-photo page.
1. While making the first layout I explain all the design principles I’m using to accomplish the first purpose of making the page look good.
2. Then I make the second page and focus on that mysterious, less-known second purpose for design.
I think you’ll enjoy this episode. It’s in the Member’s Area and on iTunes now. You’ll need a membership to watch the video.
Do you have a lot of technique and color media products that don’t get enough use?
If so, you might ask yourself why you would buy another one. Here’s why…
Because there’s one other multi-media product that can help you use just about all of your other ones.
Once you try Embossing Paste, you’ll want to see what you can do when you combine it with all your other supplies.
I demonstrated some of those possibilities in a video, and also showed how you can use it your scrapbooking. Embossing Paste is so much fun to use and I love the added dimension on my pages! If you’re a member you can watch this video tutorial now. You’ll find it in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.
Have you been noticing diagonal, or angled, layouts recently?
I’ve noticed a few.
It’s a small trend that’s had a resurgence. It won’t be a big trend. It’s more like a little bump. But it’s fun to shake things up and do something different than you normally would. So I did three layouts where the designs are all tilted at an angle. I love all but one of them.
What’s wrong with the one?
Actually, I mostly love it. If I had set it straight instead of angled, it would be close to perfect for me, but it’s the angle that is bothering, and it solidified what I already believed…
When making diagonal layouts, the elements on your page should follow the diagonal line from end to end.
Your items need to emphasize the diagonal.
I knew this at the start, but when it came time for me to do this third layout, the items I wanted to use worked better by circling the focal point photo — not following the diagonal and not extending end to end.
Here’s a closeup of the way my items circled the main photo, as opposed to they way the emphasize the diagonal in the layout above.
What happens to a diagonal layout when the items do not reach end to end, nor form a line (including loose, implied lines) in the direction of the diagonal? Your diagonal line is weak, so it looks like you accidentally placed things crooked.
The layout I show in the image at the top of of post totally works, even though the items don’t form a strong obvious line. The line is loose and implied because I used lots of little items instead of of a strong clean line, but it is still a definite line, so it works to make a clear diagonal.
For the layout that didn’t work, I normally would have changed my design idea and made my elements straight instead of diagonal, but since I was finishing up a layout for a video on diagonal design, I gave the diagonal a shot, and failed just a little. :)
Here’s what I learned a day later when I took a second look, on top of what I already knew about diagonals: If your items aren’t emphasizing the diagonal by following the angled line, then they compete with the angle. This means your angle is watered down, and it looks crooked instead of purposely diagonal.
Are you a visual person who wants to see it in action?
You can see me put together all 3 layouts, beginning to end, in a video I just added to the membership library.
You’ll need to have your membership to get into the library or to get the video from iTunes.
Are you ready to try a diagonally designed layout yourself?
I don’t mean numbers, as in numerals.
I mean numbers, as in the number of items you use from the same package of products, like in the picture above.
Have you ever used a whole bunch of items from the same package, even though that was probably not the intention of the designer of the product?
Or does that sound kind of strange? I do it a lot.
Why You Should Pile an Entire Package of Embellishments on One Scrapbook Layout
Ok, I don’t ever use an entire package all at once. I do use a lot, and I have even used all but just a few. Here’s why…
- Designing a page is faster when all or most of your supplies come from a single package, rather than from various packages from all over the place.
- You can make a real visual impact by using a whole bunch of the same or similar items. There is power in numbers, not just in life, but in design as well. :)
You’ve heard of the design principle, repetition, right?
A powerful and easy way to achieve repetition in your design is to use a bunch of items from the same package.
Just be sure you do a few things while you’re at it…
- Use variation for contrast.
- Gather the items together.
Use variation for contrast
It will probably be boring if your items are all exactly the same. Make sure there is some sort of contrast between them – size, color, shape, etc. Or mix something else in if your package of items have no variation.
Gather the items together
You want to use the items to bring the eye to your focal point. Scattering them all over the page will not do that. In fact, scattering them (spacing them out) will not create the powerful impact I’ve been talking about either.
So be sure to gather them close together or overlapping. This way your gathering either acts as a stopping point for eye, or to lead the eye to something else, like a photo.
Both good things!
Are you ready to try it?
Link us up to your results in the comments area!
Not completely confident with the idea yet?
If you want some examples in action, I did a video that shows a whole bunch of different ways to do it.
I mean — a whole, whole bunch. :)
I also give lots of tips and guidance for what to keep in mind as you do it.
The video is now available in the Member’s Area and on iTunes, and Paperclipping members can go watch it now.
But you must be a member to watch.
Enjoy making a big impact with your supplies, and have fun paperclipping!