It’s only been a couple of weeks since Halloween, but it seems like so long ago. Like most holiday celebrations, after weeks of preparation it’s gone in a blink of an eye. The past week has been a bit of an enigma, I’ve got Christmas ideas in the works while simultaneously scrapbooking some Halloween photos (could be dangerous, we’ll find out).
Here’s what transpired:
I thought I’d share a trick I use in many collage projects. It creates an interesting space to add layers and all the elements that help tell your story.
It’s simple, you just tightly curl up the corners of your scrap paper with a pencil. I did it here, on the bottom left and top right. I also like to ink and distress the edges too. It all adds texture and that’s the goal.
Once your background paper looks interesting, it’s ready for matting. Why do you add a Matt? Matting your background paper will allow you to introduce more colors into your collage. Just like the matting around framed art, you can use more than one. I used three
Here’s all the stuff I tucked under this rolled corner. There are tendrils, bats, rhinestones, old tickets, roses, spiders and who knows what else.
The front of the rolled corner is also a handy crevice for all your goodies.
Bonus trick: a simple black wired cording adds the suggestion of movement for this little spider. You can use the same trick with bumble bees, birds, butterfly’s and really anything you want to imply movement with. Even a little car a baseball or a hockey puck.
I’m lucky to have the luxury of time to happily putter in my craftroom. That’s great for me because it’s all in the details.