Every year I make an Earth Day project. This year I wanted to play around with bits and bobs I have on my desk to keep with the recycling theme. I thought about using a photo but Earth Day was completely rained out here in New York City and I’ve already scrapped photos from years past so why not try a photo-less layout?
So this is me playing around and seeing what works (and what doesn’t). I’ve been really attracted to abstract art and deconstructed design lately so I’m forging forth with this with no real plan for this page.
What did I learn from all this “play”?
1. Strips of different textures and patterns look great on a page. To make layers you can stick to paper but throwing in vellum, punchinella and other transparent embellishments allow for ”windows” into the different textures and layers you create. Transparent layers add texture without a lot of visual distraction so I tend to use them under thicker materials like kraft paper.
2. When using a large embellishment like the Dragonfly chipboard it’s best to make it the main focus of the page. Here’s how versdion 1 of this page looked- not bad but a lot harder to focus on.
3. Play leads to innovation. The worst thing you could so is approach a project with the “I can’t mess this up” mind-set. For this page I experimented with misting on the paper and left the chipboard alone since messing it up would have made me very sad. Silver mist looked nice but clashed with the rich browns so I switched to gold and you know what? I like them together!
Ok now you- you into your scrappy space and PLAY. Take some photos and link up your creation. We’d LOVE to see what you come up with!
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