We often share ideas for storytelling approaches here on the Get It Scrapped Blog – from the angles you can take to tell your stories to the elements you can use for both written and visual storytelling.
One of the storytelling styles you can use on your scrapbook pages is the Reflective Story Style. The reflective storyteller tells a story that looks back, perhaps many years or perhaps just to yesterday. The reflective story is one of an examined life, often incorporating extensive and detail-packed journaling. See examples of this style from our team.
Even as technology advances change our daily lives, the appeal of Fairy Tales grows. See this influence in fashion, and in the continued line up of fairy tale stories at the theater. Try using color, motif, and styling inspired by fairy tales to give your next scrapbook page fairy-tale charm. See how our team has used this style.
One of the storytelling styles you can use on your scrapbook pages is the Artsy Story Style. The artsy story style relies on design elements more than photos, title, or journaling for its storytelling punch. Color, pattern, scale, value, texture, line and space are all used evoke feelings and generate story associations. Mixed media, technique, and experimentation give this style its edgy feel. See our team’s examples of this style, and give it a try yourself.
The Oxford art dictionary defines kitsch as: art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way. So what can you do with this knowledge on your scrapbook pages? Put some kitsch to work! Make a page that has a look of excessive garishness or gaudy style AND that also includes an iconic image or motif–something that lets you excuse the gaudy look because it’s for your story.
One of the storytelling styles you can use on your scrapbook pages is the Compositional Story Style. A compositional storytelling style considers the characters, setting, and actions you’re recordings and uses design to recreate one or more aspects of this story world on the page. See our examples of this style, and give it a try yourself.
Today we’re oomphing our scrapbook page storytelling by incorporating basic building blocks of the best written stories: character, setting, and plot. See how GIS Creative Team members made scrapbook pages that obviously show character, setting, and plot.