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One Month at a Time | June 2012

by Tami Taylor On the 1st Friday of each month, Tami Taylor gives you a sketch and shows you how she’s scrapbooked the past month. She’s also got  prompts for gathering memories in the upcoming month so that you can get your photos scrapbooked “one month at a time.” Aaah, it’s officially summer here in the […]

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Layout Roundup: Ideas for Scrapbooking Weddings

Scrapbooking a wedding? Take a look at these pages from our creative team and MSD teachers, and pay attention to: colors products photo crops layout design, and embellishment And then check out embellishing quotes and wedding fonts in our Quickstart Series. Marie-Pierre Capistran  says, “This page is the first (of many to come!!) I made of my […]

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Scrapbooking with Stencils and Masks: The Positive and the Negative

If you love using paints, inks, mists, modeling clay or other messy mediums, then stencils and masks are the tools for you. Understand the difference between the two and check out ideas for using each of these individually or even in combination. Stencil: A stencil is a thin sheet of cardboard, metal, or other material from which figures or letters have been cut out. Rub, brush,or press a coloring and/or texture […]

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Composing Scrapbook Pages with Art Techniques | Repoussoir

Repoussoir is a figure or object in the extreme foreground of a composition. It’s used to create contrast and to increase a sense of depth. See how this art technique inspired our creative team and consider how you can use it on your next scrapbook or art journaling page. In two-dimensional works of art, like painting or photography, the repoussoir is an object along the […]

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Keep Your “Small and Versatile” Embellishments Handy for Every Scrapbook Page

“Small and versatile” embellishments–like buttons, gems, brads, epoxies, and beads–are great for grounding and adding bits of color or texture to your scrapbook page. These versatile “bits” go with most subjects because they’re meaning neutral. In other words, while a brown button tied with floss will set a “cozy” tone, it’s not going to trigger […]

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Double Up No 6 | Make a 2-Page Layout from a 1-Page Sketch or Template

We’re reviving our column on two-page layouts — and giving it a twist based upon a reader suggestion that we show you how to modify one-page sketches (and layered templates) for use on two-page spreads. Read on to see how Terry Billman and Michelle Houghton used this sketch/template from our Bundle #86 on their two-pagers.   Stretch it […]

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