How to Use Templates with your Digital Artsy Layouts
If you want to get started with Artsy Layouts and feel a little afraid of it, templates are the way to reduce that fear to “mess up” and get you to learn how to carefully use your artsy supplies, like styles, brushes and things like that.
Last time we had our regular Artsy Scrapping Articles, I talked about 5 tools that are essentials for Artsy Scrapping. You can check out the article HERE. Today, I thought it would be helpful to talk about similar things we already have in our stash that could take our Artsy creations even further.
If you want to create Artsy layouts and the Artsy look in your digital scrapbook layouts there are 5 tools that can really make you start that today! The great thing about these tools is that they aren’t limited they have many possibilities, you can blend them, stack them, combine them. So many possibilities and even the most simple thing as a blend mode makes a great difference. Let’s talk about them:
What is Artsy Scrapping? Indeed Artsy Scrapping can have many names: Artsy Scrapbooking, Digital Artistry, Artsy look… Many ways to define this style that combine everything that has to do with Artistry.
I’m so glad to take you on this journey with me. I have fully embraced my Artsy Style – but, of course, for different people it means different things. I can only tell you what Artsy scrapbooking is to me. I hope that you will join me on this artsy journey in the monthly articles that I will be writing here on the Scrapaneers Blog, where you can learn about the Artsy Scrapping style and the digital techniques that go into making an artsy layout.
I’ve never one to be afraid to try something new, especially when I comes to digital scrapbooking. After all, the “undo” command is my best friend. After drooling over the lovely “artsy”-type layouts in the gallery and after a bit of experimenting on my own, I’ve come up with a simple formula that represents my “artsy” style.
I love creating linear, grid style layouts. Be that as it may, it’s easy to change a grid style layout into a grungier, more organic, artsy style layout. For my example I am using a page I created last week. When I started my page I created a simple block layout to showcase a set of 6 photos. When I was done, you can certainly still see the base grid design, but I had a more distressed, artsy style page. Below you will see the simple grid base template I initially created set beside my page as it appeared when I was done with it:
Some people think pocket scrapping is too clean and linear for their style, so they don’t try it. Even paper pocket-style layouts can be dimensional and layered with items both inside and stuck on the outside of the pockets. The beauty of digital means our pocket scrapbook layouts can LOOK thick, or sticky with paint and packed to the brim but they will still fit neatly inside a plastic sleeve or printed out in a photobook.