Scrapbooking Sketches Are One of the Secrets to Completing Scrapbook Albums Faster and Creating Harmonious Scrapbooking Layouts With Minimal Effort.
Do you need some ideas for creating harmonious scrapbook page layouts? If so, consider using scrapbooking sketches for design inspiration.
What Is a Scrapbooking Sketch?
Scrapbooking sketches are typically black and white (or occasionally gray/ black/ white or color) outlines that detail where to put all the major elements on a scrapbook page layout. A sketch could be expected to show you where to put your photos, title, and journaling. Many sketches designate placement for embellishments too.
Basically, the sketch is a general guideline that you can follow to put your scrapbook page together quickly and easily. The sketch designer has done a significant amount of the planning for you, allowing you to concentrate on the enjoyable details like which photos and patterned papers to use.
Even if you follow a sketch exactly, there is plenty of room for creative interpretation. A single scrapbook sketch could be interpreted in infinite possible ways. It is interesting to see blogs and magazine columns where many different designers have interpreted the same sketch. Each layout turns out different, even when they are all based on a single sketch.
Beginners, Get Started With Scrapbooking Sketches
Beginners may find scrapbooking overwhelming at first. The supplies alone can be enough to overwhelm a person, without even considering details like photo placement and design principles. Sketches can help a beginning crafter to easily deal with some of the most difficult aspects of scrapbooking.
Complete Your Scrapbook Albums Faster With Scrapbooking Sketches
Time is precious. If you find yourself wishing you could get more pages done in less time, scrapbooking sketches may provide just the shortcut you’re looking for. Instead of spending your time struggling to work out the details of where to place your photos, you can spend the time putting more pages together.
Becky Higgins’ Scrapbooking Sketches
There are numerous talented designers who are creating and using scrapbooking sketches. One of the most famous is Becky Higgins. Her trend-setting work has been instrumental in popularizing scrapbooking sketches, and she has authored multiple books, magazines and columns on the topic. Even her older work from previous decades remains in high demand, and her sketches have helped scrappers all over the world simplify their scrapbooking page layouts.
Where to Find Scrapbooking Sketches
Craft Books That Include Scrapbooking Sketches
Back in scrapbooking’s heyday, there used to be zillions of different blogs, websites and other resources that included scrapbooking sketches. These days, it’s harder to find them. Your best bet is to look for scrapbooking books that were published between 2003 – 2008ish. In particular, Becky Higgins’ scrapbooking books from that era usually include scrapbooking sketches. In fact, that author has multiple books where scrapbooking sketches are a central focus. Here are links to a few of them:
The Best of Becky Higgins Sketches Book
Creative Sketches, Volume 2 by Becky Higgins, available for sale at Biblio.
My Creative Companion book by Becky Higgins
So there you have it: Those are the most important basics you need to know about scrapbooking sketches and where to find them. I hope you found this information helpful.
If you’re a fan of Becky Higgins’ scrapbooking sketches, you might also enjoy her Project Life collections. Check ’em out!
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Posted By: Amy Solovay
This page was last updated on 9-20-2021.