I can’t believe we are already half way through July! This week on the Urban Blog is Vicki’s layered, fun-filled theme-park themed monthly layout. Read on for some layering tips!
Layering is a great way to add dimension to your layout. Even if each layer is relatively thin, it will add depth to the layout (that way you can still put it in your album!).
Here are some ways that Vicki used layering in her layout this month:
- Layered background. Layering your background adds interest without being overbearing. I love how Vicki has tied her layers into the copper theme by distressing the ripped edges with Rich Copper Prima Metallique Wax.
- Vicki used some of the pieces she cut out from the Exhibit patterned paper. She made them pop by matting them on the dark grey cardstock and edging them with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
- Skewed mats. The crooked mats under the photo help attract attention to the photo.
- Cluster. At the bottom right hand corner of her photo, Vicki has a bunch of different types of materials layered which adds dept without adding too much height. Using different materials in your layers helps keep them looking dynamic and fun. Vicki used acetate, metal, paper, her photo, ribbon, and fussy-cut ephemera all in just this one little area!
Key take-aways: Layering can add dimension even if it’s kept flat, and the best ways to keep your layered pieces dynamic are to use skewed angles and layer different materials.
I hope Vicki has inspired you to try some layering in your next project. See you next time on the Urban Blog!