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Paper and Digital Techniques for Making Your Own Flat Geometric (Low Poly) Elements

Something we’re calling “flat geometry” is popular now in illustration, home decor, and print patterns. (Check out examples on our Pinterest Board of “Flat Geometry.”) In “flat geometric” works, the designs are rendered with geometric shapes on flat surfaces in a way that conveys depth and dimension. Color, value, and shape all combine to create the […]

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Make Multi-Photo Scrapbook Pages With Silhouette Photo-Mat Cut Files

If you’ve got a Silhouette Electronic Die-Cutter, you have a new way to use scrapbook page “sketches.” Here’s an example of a full page die-cut mat made by Kim Watson for Fancy Pants.   Cut it from a paper that goes with your subject and fill the openings with photos and other page elements. See […]

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The Best Practices for Copic Marker Cleaning | Michelle Houghton on Mixed Media

Protect your marker investment with the best methods for Copic Marker Cleaning. I’ve found copic cleaning information shared online that is not totally accurate.  Here, I share the best way to clean copic markers, why these guidelines work, and how other techniques can damage your markers. The supplies to use for cleaning your Copic markers […]

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On-Trend Scrapbooking Ideas for Making Your Own Big-Dot Pattern

Big dots are trendy. Especially big dots rendered in fun ways with a variety of mixed media supplies. The Get It Scrapped Creative Team took the challenge to make their own “big-dot” patterns here and share their scrapbooking ideas with you. make a big-dot pattern with Silhouette-cut drawn circles Sue Althouse says, “This page is about […]

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Ideas for Editing Your Poor-Quality Photos with Apps, Actions and Techniques

  The days of regretting a poor photo result are over. Software solutions make it easy to improve that under- or over-exposed, yellowed, or blurry shot. See how the Get It Scrapped Creative Team fixed up their poor photos and got them onto the scrapbook page.   Photoshop Elements Levels, Hue & Saturation, Brightness & […]

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Ideas for Composing Within the Negative Space of Your Die Cuts | Get It Scrapped

Ideas for Composing Within the Negative Space of Your Die Cuts

Cutouts are trendy, and that negative space they make provides a perfect home for eye-catching elements. What can you do within that negative space created by a cutout? Here are a few ideas for you ranging from using that space to house basic scrapbook page elements like journaling and photos to getting clever with layers, […]

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Technique for Making Copic Markers Look Like Chalk

Mixed Media with Michelle Houghton | Technique for Making Copic Markers Look Like Chalk

Here’s a copic marker technique that yields a chalk-look effect. Each month Michelle Houghton is examining an artistic technique or supply to add to your scrapbook layouts.  She will show you the steps to get this product or technique onto your pages now.  This month Michelle found a fun new technique with Copic markers to share. […]

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Build Your Own Suite of Favorite Fonts for Scrapbook Page Titles

Text is a great tool for telling stories on the scrapbook page–both because of the content you can include and because the typeface used to render it can tell a story. A typeface has a personality. With a change in typeface, you can go from formal to casual, from serious to funny, from stylish to conservative, from modern to […]

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