Change isn’t always a good thing, but when it comes to this month’s ScrapSimple Club, it can be fabulous! You can get a lot of scrapping mileage from the different Art Journaling Template sets included in the club. This tutorial will show how mixing templates can give you tons of new scrapping options. By combining parts of the three different pages from the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Art Journal Page Builders set I made a layout with a completely new look.
I chose the frame and photo mask from the “history” template, the gesso mask and tag from the “imagination” template, and the washi tape and tag from the “remember” template to use on my layout. You can see the embellishments and their original pages in the screenshot below.
These embellishment templates come with both a layered PSD file and the PNG files of the individual layers. For this page, it was easiest to simply open the template’s folder, select the PNG files of the individual layers I wanted to use, and then place them in my layout.
Now to the fun part: Creating the page!
I arranged the layers as follows:
–The frame and photomask on top
–The gesso mask layer as the middle layer
–The watercolor mask on the bottom
I clipped the photo of my daughter to the photo mask, then I clipped a second photo that shows a bit more of the orchard and blossoms to the gesso mask layer.
I colored the bottom mask using a watercolor style from ScrapSimple Tools –Styles: Watercolor Fabulous by Syndee Nuckles. Finally, I used color overlays to color both the tag and washi tape. The screenshot below shows how I arranged the layers.
The Page Builder Embellishment Templates really can help you build a great page! To complete my layout, I simply added a pretty background, a title and a flower.
Try mixing templates on one of your next layouts. You can use embellishment templates, layout templates, paper templates, or all of them mixed together to create some truly unique pages. We’d love to see what you create in the Scrap Girls Gallery!
Article written by April Martell