Let’s Start With the Paint

Let's Start With the Paint

One of the things that I love about digital scrapbooking is that you don’t have to build pages by starting with the background paper and then building up from there.

In digital, we have the ability to start anywhere we want and build the page upwards and downwards and then step back, look at it critically and rearrange everything! No paper or element or paint or text is “stuck” in place and it’s all easy to move around within the layers of the page.

So, now that I’ve said how much I love the freedom of digital – I’m going to flip-flop and say that sometimes giving myself a constraint actually makes me more creative. Not being able to do something means that I have to come up with a new way of approaching the page design.

So I made some pages by starting with the paint and building the design around the paint. In effect, pretending that I had actually painted the background paper and it was immovable.


Example 1

Example 2

Example 3


It was a fun challenge and I’m happy with how the pages turned out! Do you ever start with the paint and work up? Or maybe, have you given yourself different challenges to spark your own creativity?

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