Twist and Turn Papers to Make a Realistic Look



Supplies: template is Flight Plan #13 by One Little Bird; Flying High by Design by Dani; fonts are Smith, Century Gothic, and Fontologie Weathered.

When Jenn submitted the layout below for the May Playbook with a tip about angling the papers when working on a template, I thought it was pretty smart. I was sure there might be lots of new scrappers that don’t twist their papers a little to match up to the angle of a template shape. I remember a time when I was too new and hadn’t thought of it myself. I thought I would share today, how to twist your paper angle to match a template.


Supplies: Flight Plan #13 by One Little Bird; Love You More Than Ice Cream (included in May 2012 Digi Files); font is Just the Way You Are

Notice on the layout below how the stripes on the paper aren’t perpendicular with the edges of the paper strip:


By mousing over one of the corner handles and turning the paper until the box is perpendicular with the edges of the paper shape, that strip of paper looks more realistic:


I’ll do the same thing with the green paper strip behind the paper we just adjusted. Here is the before:


And after adjusing the green paper…


The changes are subtle, but make a big difference on the finished layout!