Have you ever felt mesmerized while watching a YouTube video where an artist’s 7 hour art process is sped up into a 5 minute video? It can be a pretty awesome experience, right? One second you’re looking at a blank canvas, and the next second you have a work of art before you! Well, I for one am a huge fan of learning peoples processes behind their final projects. I’m always learning something, whether that’s my original intent for watching/reading about the process or not.
Yesterday when I sat down to put this layout together, I decided I would record my process. Even though it’s a small scale project, it was still really fun to slow down and think about how my layouts come together. While my process is always changing, I do seem to follow a similar order of steps . . .
This is more of a semi-blank canvas, actually. I normally work on blank white cardstock or simple patterned paper, but I absolutely loved this print from My Minds Eye. I had been holding onto it for quite some time and decided it would work perfectly for this layout.
To give the layout some texture and interest, I ripped the top part of my main paper along with the top and bottom of this patterned paper that I wanted to use under my photos. I think the ripped effect helps tie the two papers together, instead of having a defining line between where the two papers meet. Next, I got together some washi tape, embellishments, and Dear Lizzy alphas to start sprucing up the page.
Washi tape is one of my favorite ways to bring color into layouts. Here, I just taped two different washi tapes together and then cut out a heart . . . a super quick, easy, and cost effective embellishment!
I don’t usually switch up/add photos in the middle of my process, but it felt like this page would be incomplete without a photo of our sweet friends . . . after all, this page is about a double date! Thankfully, the new images fit into the layout really well, so I didn’t need to make any major changes or start over!My final step here was the journaling. I didn’t leave any blocks of space to write, so I decided to wrap the journaling around my photos and titles as a sort of outline to where the pink and blue papers meet. I actually really like how that turned out.
And there you have it . . . layout complete! Thanks for stopping by and walking through my process with me :-)