Sunday, January 29, 2012

Layering 101


Hello everyone! 

It's Robin with a tip on layering.  I love using lots and lots of layers on my projects.  The trick is, not to go overboard.   I have been asked by many new scrapbookers about my layering process.  I don't really have process, but I will share how I began layering.

The easiest way to begin layering is to chose a specific paper collection.  Here, I have used the "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" collection from Graphic 45.  If you are just beginning to add layers and dimension to your projects, I find using a collection is a great help.  The papers all coordinate which makes it easier.  I love using circles, rectangles and squares behind my photos.  Simple matting also creates a dramatic effect without a lot of fuss.

Creating custom embellishments using coordinated collections also helps.  You can use your die cutting machines or templates you have to create one-of-a-kind embellishments which further add to your layers. 

Remember to have fun when you try new techniques. Practice makes perfect and you will be layering in no time!  Enjoy!