Whenever you are working on a scrapbook project, it is important to add some information about the page. Including a story will make that page that much more engaging than just looking at pictures. The way you include journaling can be simple and traditional but it can also be unique and creative. Let's have a look at ways you can include your stories.
If you want to start scrapbooking (digitally or traditionally), you might wonder if you will need some drawing skills. If you are like me, you have a hard time drawing a perfect circle or a straight line. Doodling more than stick figures is a stretch. So, can you do scrapbooking without advanced drawing skills?
While creating scrapbook layouts, another design principle that you can identify is Flow. It means how your eye goes from one element to another while exploring the content of the page. Some key considerations to achieve a good flow would include eye movement, logical sequencing, grouping and clustering, and visual transitions. Flow will give a sense of continuity and connection throughout the page.
Some scrapbook projects will cover larger adventures that often span over several days, like a vacation, a trip, or a journey. Other projects might document specific events that tend to take place in a single day, like a wedding, a party, or a visit to the zoo. Finally, other scrapbook pages will be about candid photos taken when something just catches our eye (or the camera lens). What will you scrap?
Although many scrapbook projects will have a very clean look, sometimes, you want the result a little less "perfect". That is when you will want to incorporate some grunge into various elements. Let's see what it means for your project.
While creating your scrapbook project, you want something that looks good. You want a balanced design to provide a sense of visual harmony. There are several different ways to use this design principle in your projects. Let's go over some of the most popular methods.
In scrapbooking, a "mat" refers to a decorative element that is used to enhance and frame a photo or other focal point on a page. It is typically a piece of paper or cardstock cut into a shape slightly larger than the photo or focal point, creating a border or frame around it.
Alignment is an important design principle for a lot of things surrounding us. It can be applied to how you arrange the frames on your wall, or how you decorate a cake. It is just as important on a scrapbook page, where you can line elements in a pleasing and balanced way. Let's have a look at different ways you can use alignment in your project.
You have surely heard the expression "Size matters". In digital scrapbooking, it can matter. Do you know that there is more than one size you can use for your projects? Knowing which size to use for each project can be the difference between a cohesive compilation of memories or a page that just doesn’t look right. To help you make the right choice, here’s an overview of the different sizes available for digital scrapbooking and when to use each one.
When you are scrapbooking, repetition can be an effective way to create a page that is eye-catching and memorable. You can repeat various components like the paper, the color, or an embellishment. You can even repeat a particular word or phrase if it relates to the story. No matter what approach you take, using repetition in your scrapbook pages can be a great way to add interest and impact. So get out there and start experimenting!