Scrapbooking Tips: Creating Wet Layouts

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Creating Wet Layouts. It’s summer outside and on the northern hemisphere it’s HOT! One of the best things to do on a hot day is spend it in the water.Today I want to share some ideas for layouts telling the stories of those “wet” fun days!     Scrapbooking Tips: Creating Wet Layouts Sea colors backgrounds Create a page with ocean colors that blend together with the photo. That will immediately give your page the right atmosphere and mood. It can be a pattern with waves, a paper with blue and green colors or even a white cardstock that you can paint or spray yourself to match the colors of the photo.     Add “wet” embellishments Add “wet” motifs to your page like: sea shells, waves, lighthouse or palm trees. Anything that relates to the beach, the ocean or the swimming pool will complete the look of your page. You can …


  Inside: what is watercolor powder and how to use it on a scrapbooking page   Let’s go back a few years to when you were a kid, do you remember the amazing feeling you had when you discovered something new? It was a blend of magic, wonder and excitement of seeing something for the first time. This is how I felt when I first tried watercolor powder, it was pure magic to me!     WHAT IS WATERCOLOR POWDER   Watercolor powder is basically a watercolor paint product that comes in a powder form. The product can be mixed with water and used in many different ways. Powders can also be mixed with other liquid, gel, paint and paste mediums to customize the colors of those products.   None of the colors are really ‘pure’ colors – there is a blend of several colors within each bottle or pot that creates its own blend when activated to produce a …

Scrapbooking Tips: Making Your Own Flowers

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Making Your Own Flowers. There are a lot of amazingly beautiful embellishments out there but… first of all, you can’t buy them all and second you often don’t find exactly what you need in your stash. So here are a few ways to make your own embellishments!     Scrapbooking Tips: Making Your Own Flowers I have four favorite ways to make my own flowers: 1. Layering Layer paper, fabric, felt or tissue! Create different layers of mixed materials or mixed sizes from cut out shapes, punched shapes or even stickers. Attach them together with a little foam tape for extra dimension.     2. Rolling Cut out a circle from double sided paper and then cut it into a spiral. Roll the spiral and then attach to end. You can change the size of the flower by changing the size of the circle. Check out the tutorial how to create these …

Scrapbooking Tips: Use Your Kids Drawings

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Use Your Kids Drawings. When my kids were smaller and went to kindergarten Every week they brought a pile of their drawings home. As a mother I felt really bad throwing them away even though that pile of drawings grew higher and higher. I kept some of them and some of them I did throw away but some found their way to my layouts!     Scrapbooking Tips: Use Your Kids Drawings You probably ask yourselves how did I do that. Well, its actually very easy. First you find a drawing you like that has vibrant colors and a defines shapes. Then you scan it to your computer. The next step is to cut out the drawing you need. For that you would need a graphic program like Photoshop or something similar. You can also physically cut out the drawing from the paper and scan it after it’s cut.       …

Scrapbooking Tips: Frame Your Photos

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on Scrapbooking Tips: Frame Your Photos! Photos are the main element on a layout. That is what tells the story and sets the mood for the design. So the photo needs to pop out and be the most visible element on the page!      Scrapbooking Tips: Frame Your Photos One of the ways to make your photo pop is to frame it. The most easy and well known method is to create a mat around the photo but I have a few more ideas to frame your photos: 1. Arrange embellishments around the photo and create clusters that slightly overlap the edges of the photo. The embellishments will draw your eyes to the photo!     2. Use an embellishment like a window to frame the photo. This embellishment can be from wood, chipboard or resin as long as it has some height to it. The 3D effect will draw your eye to the …

Scrapbooking Tips: Using Circle Photos

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Circle Photos. I think using square or rectangle photos all the time is a little boring. let’s jazz things up by changing the photo’s shape!       Scrapbooking Tips: Using Circle Photos         Instead of using rectangle or square photos on your pages try cutting your photos in a circle shape. You can use a circle cutting system or if you don’t have one draw a circle on a piece of cardstock and create a template. Then trace the circle on your photo with a pencil and cut with scissors. Using circle photos can: Add movement to the page because the circle has a flow to it that you can’t get in a square. Add interest by changing the normal shape you would expect to see to a new and surprising shape. Add an artistic look to your page just by adding a new shape. …

Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s time for another tip that will help you make your layouts better. Today on Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering. One of the most important elements of a beautiful layout, other than the photo, is the layers. Here’s how to achieve detailed and great looking layers…     Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering Constructing a good layout is all about the embellishments and details. But that is not enough! They need to be placed on the layout in a way that they compliment and enhance the photo and not just sit around it “floating”. The way to do that is by layering the embellishments and creating clusters around the photo. Not only the embellishments are layered. In this layout you can see that the first layer on the page is paint. Then on top of it there are several layers of stamping. Layering stamping is easy when you use different size of stamps. Another …

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