Welcome to Day 16 of the series, FIND your FIT! (To return to the beginning, click here.)
We have been talking about your scrapbooking ‘style’ for a while now, but what exactly is a style? While there are many genres that layouts can fall into, your style can really be anything you want it to be (remember, no rules). If more than one style or type of scrapbooking appeals to you, do it!
Do you need a style?
The short answer? No.
The purpose of this series is to find out what appeals to you, but also to find a way to make it fit into your life. If you can create a simple layout in a half-hour, you may be more inclined to do it more often. Or, if you need more creative freedom to get messy or create more detailed pages, you can do that when you have more time.
Just remember, style is always changing–in fashion, in home decor, and in our personal tastes. Don’t stick with a style you don’t like or can’t make work into the time you have to spend on memory-keeping.
We’ll talk a little more in-depth about the different styles later, but for now, here’s a list:
This style (and art journaling) tends to use that paint, markers, chalk, ink, mists, and masks. Upcycling items like cardboard and other materials for embellishments.
A style that uses vintage-inspired (1950’s – 1970’s) papers and embellishments to create modern pages with a historical twist. A way of making modern photos look older.
Lots of distressing, with a worn, vintage feel.
Soft, worn, pastel and cream, inked edges, layers. Pearls, flowers, glitter. Aged and worn look.
Victorian patterns, darker colors, metal accents, ephemera. Usually used for old photos.
Minimal journaling and embellishment. The photo usually is the most prominent item on the page.
- Clean & Simple
Like a magazine page, with symmetry, white space, balance.
Do you have a style that you love? Do you find it evolving the more you create? Let us know in the comments below!