Embellishment Clustering can be a little intimidating. But knowing a few tips can make them so much easier to arrange.
First, remember that placement is key. Think about what you want to accomplish with a cluster. This will help you know where to start putting embellishments. While there are no hard-and-fast rules about placement, if you are uncomfortable creating clusters, the easiest place to start one is in the corner where two overlapping photos meet. Arrange your photos, keeping your cluster in mind.
Next, start choosing embellishments. Try to find a mixture of textures, thicknesses, colors, sizes, and materials. I usually pick one kit to pull most of my embellishments from. This gives the embellishments a unified color scheme and style. Then I looked in other collections if I have an idea for a specific embellishment to complete my look
Start by placing some flat items like paper tags or pieces of ribbon that will go under the cluster.
Then add a large, three-dimensional item like a flower to be both the top layer and the center of the cluster. And finally, add some other medium-sized embellishments under and around the large item to fill out the cluster. Keep playing with it until you like how it looks.
Remember to vary the types of items. Keep things interesting by mixing leaves and flowers with metal objects like clips or an old-fashioned key.
I can’t wait to see your clusters and the different types of embellishments you’ll use, so be sure to post your layouts in the Scrap Girls Gallery!
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Tutorial written by Anna Mansfield