Do you ever see scrapbook page sketches in magazines, books, blogs and websites and don't know how to use them?!??! They're actually a terrific tool. If you ever feel like your pages look too much alike or if you just want to try different layout ideas, try using sketches!
Page Sketches: Page sketches are layout designs showing the possible placement of papers, pictures, journaling areas, titles, embellishments and other page elements. Use them to inspire you and provide new ideas.
Where to find Page Sketches: Books, magazines, websites. One of our favorite places is www.PageMaps.com.
You can also sketch your own from ideas you see in books, magazines & online!
How to use Page Sketches:
- Pick papers and embellishments that coordinate with each other AND with the pictures you want to use.
- Cut and layer papers, using the Page Sketches as a guideline.
- Add photos.
- Add page title, journaling and embellishments.
Remember, you don’t have to follow the sketches as shown. For example, if a sketch shows ribbon, you can use strips of patterned paper instead! Or, if the sample shows flowers, you may want to use other embellishments instead. Use the page sketches as inspiration! Sometimes it’s fun to actually rotate the sketch—each sketch can provide 4 unique ideas if you keep rotating it.
Here's a couple of page sketches we used in a class this week as well as page ideas that were created: