Crafts & Hobbies Information

Patterning and Spacing in Your Scrapbooks


How can you arrange your scrapbook page to best show off your mementos and embellishments? You can place everything in the center of your page, place a single focus item in the center, or divide the page into sections adding items to each section. You may also choose to lay the items out in a standard recipe or calendar layout.

Shapes also make interesting placement patterns. Common shapes include circles, squares, hearts, and stars. However, you can also place items in object patterns such as mountains, trains, or Christmas trees.

The shape you choose for your scrapbook will depend entirely on your theme. For instance, a logical shape for a wedding or Valentines Day scrapbook is a heart. A nice shape for a Christmas scrapbook is a Christmas tree. You might make a cake pattern for you niece the pastry cook. Let your imagination and creativity be your guide.

Various ready made patterning templates are available on the market.

Spacing is a difficult matter. There is a fine line between having a balanced scrapbook page and a gaudy mess. If items are too closely spaced your reader will feel overwhelmed. If your items are spaced to far apart your viewer will feel short changed.

Look at your page.
Close your eyes.
Open them again.
Does your page look cluttered?
Does your page have more photographs than background?
Are your embellishments drawing the focus away from your mementos?

Then, you need to simplify your page a bit and increase the spacing between objects. Remember you can always add more pages.

Is your page bare?
Is your page uninteresting and colorless?

Then, think about adding some more mementos and colorful embellishments. In this way, you can decrease the spacing between objects making your page more energetic.

Mia LaCron is the founder of 101-scrapbooking-tidbits.info - http://www.101-scrapbooking-tidbits.info - devoted to helping individuals record, store, and preserve their most cherished memories via the art of scrapbooking.


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


Piqua Daily Call

Troy resident wins top Art Hall award
Piqua Daily Call
Participants must exhibit at least one entry in each of several classes, including Needlework, Crafts, Hobbies and Baked Goods. Points are then awarded for each placing in the categories and the person with the highest number of points receives the honor.



Plant Happy Hour Feat. Wildewood
Madison.com
Lush ferns, tropical monstera leaves, boho cacti…what's your plant lady style? Don your best greenery-inspired prints and join us for a fun spin on happy hour, surrounded by pretty plants! Kate Holl is a recent transplant (get it?!) from Nashville ...



Summer Centerpiece Workshop (register by Aug. 6)
Madison.com
Create a lush garden-style centerpiece using locally and sustainably grown blooms from Sunborn Gardens, a flower farm and florist in Mount Horeb. Learn some of the beginning design techniques involved in creating a low garden centerpiece. All supplies ...



Paste Papers Workshop (register by Aug. 3)
Madison.com
A personal favorite! Explore the freedom of expressing yourself making creative papers for collage, scrapbooking, or as decorative papers for the book arts. This fun workshop is a little messy (bring a smock) and includes decorative techniques, few ...



Business Handbooks Feature Strongly in LibraryBub Selection for August
Markets Insider
... Tricks and Shortcuts (Book Three of the Easy Learning Microsoft Office How-To series) by Amelia Griggs ISBN: 978-1720915027. Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Cat Facts: The Pet Parents A-to-Z Home Care Encyclopedia by Amy Shojai ISBN: 978-1944423025.



City Library hosting a Clubs Day event for over 60's
Scoop.co.nz
Sixty clubs and groups are participating and cover arts and crafts, hobbies, cultural, continuing education, home and garden, performing arts, technology and transport, and service. Future clubs days are planned: November 2018: "Outdoors, Sport ...



DIY Night at Toot + Kate's Wine Bar
Madison.com
Some things were just meant to go together….like summer nights and crisp, refreshing wine, straight from a tap! Lucky for you, you can enjoy them both as we take the Craft Bar on the road and pop up at Toot + Kate's wine bar in Verona. Come and join ...



MyCentralJersey.com

Taking time for myself
MyCentralJersey.com
I got a note from a reader the other day, commenting that I haven't blogged in weeks and hoping that I"d get back to it soon. It's nice to be missed. But frankly, I probably won't be blogging much for the rest of the summer. I have some personal things ...



EveryWoman's Journal Workshop
Madison.com
Journaling is commonly used in chronic pain management, recovery programs and adult learning, but journaling can also be used as a prevention tool. Proactive health journaling helps women translate personal reflection and feedback into actions that ...



Libraries Are for Everyone Drop-In Screenprinting
Madison.com
Stop by for this drop-in workshop and create your own screenprint of an inclusive "Libraries are for Everyone" image with text available in English, Spanish, or Arabic. Bring your own t-shirt/tote/material to print on, or create a print on paper. One ...


Google News

home | site map | Shell Art
© 2006