I am normally a pretty traditional scrapbooker. I start with a few photos and papers, and then I build from there. My titles are often almost an afterthought, so this challenge was a little out of my comfort zone. But I am thrilled with the results!
1. Pick a word that’s fairly easy to read.
Most words aren’t going to fit on one line, straight across the page, so you’ll have to break up your title. Think about logical places to switch lines – between syllables is a good place to start.
2. When using brushes like these, put each letter on its own layer.
Trust me – it makes everything easier. With each one on a different layer, it’s easy to recolor, rearrange the spacing, have different letters overlapping, etc. It’s a little more work to begin with, but it will save you time in the long run.
3. Dress it up a little with pictures or embellishments.
Once you’ve got your title in place, it’s fun to get creative! But try and find the balance between boring and too much stuff that could distract from the title.
4. Think outside the box.
This project doesn’t have to be limited to a scrapbooking layout. It could be a fun card, computer desktop, wall-hanging, etc.
If you’re feeling a little blah, I challenge you to give this layout style a try. You might be pleasantly surprised by how fun it feels to supersize your title or another single element on your layout! Be sure to post your efforts in the Scrap Girls Gallery! I’d love to see them!