Feel the Rhythm

Stacy Julian

 

Practice, Practice, Practice

Whether we're talking music or scrapbooking, practice makes perfect. Next time you sit down to scrapbook, pull out several individual photographs and practice using the principle of repetition.

Look at each photo carefully and ask yourself, "What colors, patterns, textures, shapes or objects could I repeat?" If you had the perfect sticker or die cut, what would it be? How could you use repetition in a title? Is there a word play you could include in your journaling? Make a mental list of elements you could repeat. If you're scrapbooking with friends, pass your photos around and help each other with ideas. This exercise can be repeated if necessary (just kidding).

Want to see these ideas in practice? Take a look at the following three photos and pay attention to how repetition was used in the design. It's easier than you think.

Look at each photo carefully and ask yourself, "What colors, patterns, textures, shapes or objects could I repeat?"

Practice using the principle of repetition with one photograph. What papers, colors, textures and accents can you repeat?



Feel the Rhythm

"Tire" Supplies Sticker: Dorling Kindersley; Scissors: Zipper edge, Provo Craft.


Feel the Rhythm

"Strawberry"
Supplies Patterned paper: Colors by Design; Rubber stamp and ink: D.O.T.S.; Pens: Zig Writers, EK Success.

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