When you start a layout, you start with a blank canvas — how you fill that canvas is completely up to you.
Many times, it depends on what you select as the focal point of your scrapbook page. For example, if a single photo is the primary focus of your layout, almost everything you add to your page – your embellishments, title, and journaling – are used to accent and highlight that photo. Because your canvas is the base that holds all those different elements together, it is one of the most important parts of your layout.
I wanted to begin scrapbooking years before I finally pulled out my photos and started. There were a few roadblocks that prevented me from moving forward. It may sound crazy, but one of my primary issues was my canvas: What size should I scrap? Should I use cardstock as my base? Or should I use patterned paper? What color should I start with?
In this post, I am going to address that first question… [Read more...]