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The Scrapbook Pages With BOTH Narrative and Visual Tension Are the Ones that Resonate

by Debbie Hodge I originally became interested in the idea of setting a mental clock ticking (to create tension) when I studied fiction writing. As a scrapbooker, I thought a lot about getting tension into the written component of my storytelling–but not so much the visual component. And then, last year in our critique workshops, […]

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7 Ways to add Tension to Your Scrapbook Layout Designs

Tension is an important element in making something beautiful, including scrapbook layout designs. Consider the good guy and the bad guy in fiction, vertical columns supporting curves in architecture, hard movements combined with flowing movements in dance. Tension gets attention. When you set up a situation with tension, the viewer feels like something isn’t quite […]

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