“The 12x12 Solution”. Heritage Makers Studio Master Class Presenter: Christina Mika. Christina Mika Director, Southern California. New to scrapbooking Started when I signed up as a Heritage Makers Consultant Sporadic bursts of free time…anyone else?!
Heritage Makers Studio Master Class
Presenter: Christina Mika
Capture the story of your life.
What moves you to tears? What makes you laugh? Who is important to you? What lessons is life teaching you?
If you are able to record even a fraction of this, you’ve succeeded!
Create the following albums as a means of organizing pages:
The Power Of FIVE!
Design Utilizing Symmetry And The “Rule Of Thirds”
Think of the blank page as a “Tic-Tac-Toe” board. Place items of interest at the intersecting points.
When you’re stumped on what to write, look for quotes, song lyrics and poetry!
Choice Of Elements Based On COLOR
A few rules of thumb regarding color:
Hot, Warm Colors convey excitement and intensity (red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and neon)
Cool colors convey serenity & softness (baby pink, baby blue, pastel yellow, violet)
Ask, “How did this event FEEL?” and use it to guide color choices. Don’t always chose layout colors based on the photograph(s).Layout #1: The Power of FiveUse Five Page Elements And Keep It Simple!
FIVE THINGS: Bikini Sticker (Summer Fun), Letters (Anna Joy), Brads (Friendship Biggie), Journaling Block (Text Box, filled), Text Box (“Learning To”)
Utilization of “Rule of Thirds” Design Principle
Color Selection: As a general rule, use no more than 3 colors
Focus here is on blue, gold, plum
With grunge, less is often more. Let the distressing serve as embellishing for the page.
Face eyes of photograph so they look toward center of page, larger empty space, or seam of book
Use duplicate, recolor, blur and transparency to create different looks and layers
This layout features only 7 elements, colored and manipulated differentlyLayout #2: Grunge It Up!Use Studio 2.0 To Create Trendy Layouts
Rule of Thirds
Odds Are Best!
Elements in groups of three or five are almost ALWAYS better than even.
Use several backgrounds to make your own papers
Neutral colors and earth tones often suit older photographs and create a “vintage” feel
Keep the page SIMPLE
Use text to embellish
Distressed metal embellishments also complete the look of heritage layouts; be sure the metals match!
Many old photos are small and, even when scanned, are lacking in quality. Take a picture of the picture with your digital camera…the size, when uploaded, is much easier to work with.
If photo quality is lacking, you can
Convert to black & white
Fiddle with transparency
Go BIG!Layout #3: Focus on the Photo