Ideas For Your Scrapbook Design
Sometimes it's easy to create a scrapbook out of existing materials. You need to consider the season and occasion when designing a scrapbook. Most scrapbooking supplies stores even sell stickers and die-cut items with a specific theme such as Halloween, Christmas, or Thanksgiving.
But what about for other events like a child's first step, or one's trip to an exotic country? What colors should you consider when designing scrapbook pages? What should you consider in creating a scrapbook design?
Ideas for scrapbook are easily available on the internet, if you have the patience to surf hundreds of thousands of web pages showing themes and designs. Some scrappers choose to go it alone and rely on on their imagination to create their pages.
If you have selected the above mentioned method, it will be important to take note of some do's and don't's in designing scrapbook pages.
1. Gather all items
By selecting the photos and other material to be used, you can get an idea of how the pages will look. Some items may need to be prepared before mounting, so it will be best to gather everything first for more organization.
2. Create a layout
You can lay the materials on the mounting page, to make sure that everything will fit. There may be a need to get several copies of a particular item, such as a map or brochure, so you can cut it up and paste it on the scrapbook page.
3. Decide on what colors to use
The colors of the page can come from the colors of the photo, or they could complement the photo to make it stand out. The color wheel is used to create a color-combination. There are several tried and tested combinations that you can use to enhance the page's design. You can use a combination of blue and orange, for example, to highlight a photo, because these two colors complement each other.
One tip is to put dark colors against white, or light colors against black, for easier visibility.
4. If all else fails, there is always help online
As mentioned, you can go online to search for different designs for your scrapbook. There are several websites that offer free downloadable designs that you can just print out and cut.
There are several magazines that you can purchase or read also, to get more ideas regarding page presentation and design.