Making Clusters

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Posted 9/14/2012 by lannoe in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 260,057
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Posted: 9/14/2012 8:34:15 AM
How do you make the clusters of embellishments?

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Posted: 9/14/2012 8:53:32 AM
That's a hard question to answer without knowing which, if any, specific clusters you mean. But I'll just say that even though I have been scrapbooking for a lot longer than clustering embellishments was popular, I often struggle to find the embellishments that I think would look good.

I have found both the Monday and Wednesday classes on Two Peas free classes to be somewhat helpful. For instance, Glitter Girl's class from this Wednesday, shows how you can take things that have words or something else you don't care for, and layer other embellishments over them to hide what you don't like.


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Posted: 10/11/2012 1:26:08 PM
I was talking about the way people cluster the flowers, pearls, lace etc onto their pages.

I will check out the free classes. Thanks Ellen.

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Posted: 10/11/2012 3:20:23 PM
for me, i start with the biggest embellishment or the focal point item. i place it where i want it to go and then start clustering the next few pieces according to size. for example, if i am doing an album cover, i may start with a photo frame as a focal point. then i add the title (if i have one), then flowers, stick pins, and finally end off with some small paper or chipboard tags or elements to fill in any odd gaps. here are a couple of examples:

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