Welcome to my Beginner Scrapbook Project known as 5Ws.
The Ws standing for the who, when, where and why of Scrapbooking and The Class will be run every Wednesday here.
Lesson 3: Edges!! * Download the PDF here*
Adding interest to your layout can come in many forms - extra papers and embellishments, paint and ink effects or simply finding a way to make the edges of your cut paper look more interesting.
So this is a two-part lesson today and I made 4 different layouts to the included sketch to share.
The first part is about choosing the right background paper to make your paper and your photo stand out. I try to keep my background more subtle than the paper that goes directly behind the photos... For this course, I am trying to stick to cardstock to make it simple and easy for everyone.
The choices I am using are White, Black and Kraft (which is like a light brown) with these embellishments to show you how different choices and edges can change the over all effect.
I have found that distressing the edges of paper seems to give a lot of people stress so I wanted to share some little techniques to give you the ability to add extra texture and detail to your layouts without too much stress and too many tools.
I wish you creative joy in this part of scrapbooking as this is where you make choices about all the pretty parts of scrapbooking.