Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Get It Scrapped: Composing in the Negative Space

Ever since they came out, I have loved the idea of large die cut place mats. You know the ones. They come with a variety of shapes welded together, with the idea being that you can use them as an embellishment on your layouts. The problem I always had revolved around how to use them. The place mats take up a large amount of real estate on the canvas. Many people place items under them. Though I like that idea, I really wanted something a bit different.

Content by Christy Strickler | Supplies Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Carta Bella; Tape: Glitz Designs; Letters, Die Cuts: Snap; Stickers: Snap,Sassafrass, My Little Shoebox; Ink: Ranger; Stamps: Pebbles, October Afternoon, Freckled Fawn; Sequins: Jenni Bowlin

Instead of layering the place mat over patterned paper, I chose to allow the layers of paper and embellishments to project outward. I punched circles from the patterned paper and layered them over chipboard. This allowed me to stack the embellishments giving them a sense of height.

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1 comment:

  1. Circle mats like your are exactly why I bought my Silhouette. Love the clever way you used it!