Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Using themed papers (unsuccessfully)
FurryPig's blog and I really wanted some.
However, when I pulled out my pictures from our day at the Harry Potter studio, I remembered why I rarely use themed papers. They are much too nice to cover up. And the designs cover the whole sheet so it doesn't make sense if you can only see part of it. I layered the Daily Prophet on purple to bring out the colour of the Knight Bus and added some of the trimmed off strips at the side to look like extra pages.
I quite like that bit, but I also had the door (which was a piece of packaging with a title that I wanted to use) and that couldn't be layered easily either or I'd lose some of the wording. I ended up putting it right in the corner. I knew as soon as I had adhered it that it wasn't right but I didn't have a second sheet of either paper so I was committed. I couldn't bear to cut or cover any more so I had no room for embellishments or journalling. I added some purple gems and a few strips of dymo, but it is still all unbalanced. It was a mistake to use both themed pieces here, in retrospect. Still, you live and learn.