Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Loving Layers

In Shimelle's Remix class we recently covered using layers.  This exercise has made me look at layers in a new way.  My favorite way of layering has always been with embellisments, but I have now discovered layering paper.  I have seen Shimelle layer lots of papers underneath photos in her layouts and now I find that it is such a great way to add depth and interest as well as use up paper. I have lots and lots of paper and I am now deciding what I should do with it all.  I love the new stuff, but have a hard time rationalizing buying anything new because I haven't used the old stuff.

This layering technique has given me some ideas about using up large pieces of paper.  For this page, I searched my stacks of paper as well as scrap box and came away with several that I would have never used together. I matted 2 prints on one of the sheets and stacked the rest in a disorderly fashion on kraft cardstock.

For me it's easier to put these patterns together because only bits are peaking out from the layered stack and they add interest and dimension rather than competing with each other for attention.

The finished page included layered photos as well as some stickers layered with punched pieces of paper.  Lots of layering fun on this layout.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent job on the layers! Love your pp's and what adorable pups! Love it!