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Ideas and Tutorials for Adding Dimension to Scrapbook Pages

by Debbie Hodge Dimension (or depth) refers to the measurable extent to which something lifts off the page. Real dimension (as well as the illusion of it) can be added to your scrapbook pages. Dimension on your pages will engage the viewer’s sense of touch–and, thus, involve them more deeply in your pages. Actual dimension on scrapbook […]

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Ideas for Using Tone-On-Tone Patterns and Layered Elements on Scrapbook Pages

Tone-on-tone print patterns combine different shades and tones of the same color. Using these prints on your page adds interest without the busy-ness of a many-colored print. Another approach to getting tone-on-tone effects on your pages is through the layering of elements in varying shades and tones of the same color. This a great way […]

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Use Geometric Shapes on Your Scrapbook Pages For Interest, Stability, and Energy

To explain a recent passion for geometrics in home decor and fashion, decorator Linda Edwards says, “After seeing lots of big, bold, excessive florals and ruffles in the 80s and 90s, people now want to go for a more uncomplicated, modern, streamlined look.” Take a look at scrapbook page galleries recently and you’ll see lots of […]

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3 Journaling Treatments That Add Texture and Dimension to Your Scrapbook Page

by Debbie Hodge Texture is tactile. When you add texture and dimension to your scrapbook page, you engage the viewer’s sense of touch — another sense in addition to sight. As a result you draw your viewer in on another level. It’s an obvious design move to add texture with embellishments, chipboard titlework, and mixed […]

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7 Ways to Add Texture and Dimension To Your Scrapbook Pages

by Debbie Hodge Texture refers to the surface characteristics of a material: is it rough or smooth, matte or shiny? Dimension refers to extent to which something lifts off the page.  Adding texture and dimension to your scrapbook pages engages another sense in addition to sight: touch. What’s more: texture can quickly evoke memories and […]

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Design Elements

Design elements are the basic building blocks of visual design. Design principles are rules you can use to combine those blocks. Eight design elements that will go a long way toward making pleasing pages are: Space Line Shape Size Pattern Texture Value Color   Space “Space” is where your page elements coexist. Space is where […]

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