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Post by AuraScrap on Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:26 pm

I've bought a fair bit of it over the years because it looked pretty Help with using patterned paper Icon_redface Help with using patterned paper Icon_redface Help with using patterned paper Icon_rolleyes Help with using patterned paper Icon_rolleyes but I don't really know how to go about using it in a layout without it looking stupid/"busy" - or more to the point me not really knowing how to use it "properly" & having it "take away" from the photo.
Is there a basic way of using it (& with confidence)?
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Post by vickstar on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:25 pm

I'll put my hand up first and try to help you out, cos i have way more paper then i will ever get too!! lol!!

I try to match the colours of the print on the pp to those in the photo, so they compliment the photo rather than take away from it, and i tend to mat the photo with the pp. It's pretty much all about buuilding layers with the pp, and finishing with the photo on top so it is the focal point.

Don't be scared to cut your paper up!! I have heaps of papers that i bought because they were 'pretty' and i just had to have them, but i still haven't used them as i couldn't work out how to use them as a whole, so i have got to a point where i just have to look at it as a sheet of paper, and go nuts cutting it up, or tearing it!! It is the only way i will ever get thru it all!! Smile

If you are stuck for ideas, why not browse the gallery and look at the different ways all the members use it, as we have a very talented bunch here with lots of different styles!! You might just find a style that strikes your fancy and gets your mojo flowing!! Smile

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Post by Julie M on Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:39 pm

I am with you AuraScrap, I struggle to use PP's. I am getting better Smile

Now I just rip into it Smile

I always felt like I was 'wasting it'. Now, I figure I have so much of it, I should use it. Smile

Great ideas Vicki! Smile
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Post by Soupie on Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:50 pm

AuraScrap, in addition to the advice that Vicki and Julie have already given, I would also suggest that you try using some sketches. After choosing suitable pps to match your photos, using sketches can help you with deciding how to best place the papers. Another suggestion I have is to print photos in black and white, that way you don't have to deal with the colour issue. Also, when purchasing pps, try to purchase at least 2 from a range, it makes it a lot easier when it comes to matching them later on. Help with using patterned paper Icon_wink

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:31 pm

Another suggestion would be to "scraplift" a layout you really like. It probably won't look anything alike, but it can help to have a fave layout to look at so at least that is a starting point (not as overwhelming as just nothing). You may take one or no things from it, but it gets you up and running! Plus one key word for pp is layer layer layer! Well, that's one word repeated 3 times but you get the drift! If the pp is from the same range - your laughing, if not, one or two colours from the original pp is all you need to match with other pp! Plus raid your scraps! They're GOLD! Hope I've of some help! Above all HAVE FUN! Smile

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Post by AuraScrap on Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:24 pm

Oh wow! Thankyou so much for your ideas etc. ladies Help with using patterned paper Icon_biggrin It has truly helped me & after I take a look at the gallery I think I'm more than willing to have a go Help with using patterned paper Icon_biggrin
I never thought about changing the photo into balck & white - absolute genius Help with using patterned paper Icon_biggrin Help with using patterned paper Icon_biggrin
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Post by Soupie on Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:41 pm

Glad we could help! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Help with using patterned paper Icon_biggrin

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Post by AuraScrap on Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:42 pm

I'm psyching myself up for it Help with using patterned paper Icon_jokercolor if might actually help if I gathered all my patterned paper together rather than mixed up Help with using patterned paper Affraid
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Post by Soupie on Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:04 pm

Probably a good idea! Help with using patterned paper Icon_wink
It always helps if you sort and store with some sort of system too - either by brand / colour, etc. That way it is much easier to find coordinating papers. Help with using patterned paper Icon_biggrin

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Post by vickstar on Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:48 pm

LOL is that what i need to do Sue?? Smile All my pp just goes in the box in the order i buy them!! Newest on top!! Help with using patterned paper Icon_redface Help with using patterned paper Lol

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Post by PinkKittyGurl on Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:10 pm

Soupie wrote:Probably a good idea! Help with using patterned paper Icon_wink
It always helps if you sort and store with some sort of system too - either by brand / colour, etc. That way it is much easier to find coordinating papers. Help with using patterned paper Icon_biggrin
I really wish I had done that when I first started buying PPs, my folders just have PPs all over the place! Help with using patterned paper Icon_neutral
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Post by Guest on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:38 pm

I store my pps in brand order. Smile

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Post by Soupie on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:54 am

Hmmmm...perhaps I need to send the organisation fairy around to some of you... Help with using patterned paper Icon_rolleyes

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Soupie wrote:Hmmmm...perhaps I need to send the organisation fairy around to some of you... Help with using patterned paper Icon_rolleyes
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Post by vickstar on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:37 am

Soupie wrote:Hmmmm...perhaps I need to send the organisation fairy around to some of you... Help with using patterned paper Icon_rolleyes

Yes please!! Smile You can send her any time you like!! lol!

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I'll strap on my wings shall I??? Help with using patterned paper 837221
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Help with using patterned paper Lol yes please!! Help with using patterned paper 215656

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