|Posted: 1/10/2013 3:26:24 PM|
Dear Glitter Girl,
I would like more help with trapped white space. I have seen you
mention it a time or two and would like to see more examples
of how I can avoid it.
Loc: Kansas City, MO
|Posted: 1/10/2013 6:28:38 PM|
I'm glad to see this question. I, too, have issues understanding what it is.
For example -- and not to pick on GG (but GG and her expat pal are probably the only person(s) I actually watch!) ---
Recently creator commented on "trapped white space" between a matted photo and the bottom of a large photo -- then put a scallop punch strip of pattern paper in that space with the scallops under the matted photos.
The "white space" just changed its pattern. It was still a space between the two photo areas.
Was it enough to "untrap the white space" by merely changing the area from the background -- to define the area as something other than the overall background?
|Posted: 1/10/2013 7:20:32 PM|In that episode, she also did some twine that connected two elements and, by touching the other elements, elimanated that "white space".
I am by no means a "designer" but this whole idea of "white space" has intrigued me since I first heard GG mention it, so I pay close attention
Loc: London, UK
|Posted: 1/24/2013 10:22:09 AM|Great question!
I would also be interested in tips to fix trapped white space. I know it's been mentioned in episodes, for instance it's been suggested being consistent so layers all touch, or all have equal gaps between can help.
But sometimes I start adding embellishments, or my title, or a stamp and realise I've accidentally trapped some white space. I'm used to the concept white space as I'm a graphic designer, but in scrapbooking I sometimes feel I want more ideas on how to fix the space, because on the computer I just hit undo and move things, whereas it's not always so easy on a paper page!
If it helps people to understand the concept a bit more, 'good' white space is can be seen on layouts that have open space for the eye to rest, I thought it might be useful to post a definition I found while trying to think of how to describe it!
Trapped white space is when the elements grouped together leave an awkward gap, or a trapped space.
I also found a link to Paperclipping which shows some scrapping examples so this is really useful to explain it!
Paperclipping Trapped White Space
I hope this helps explain it a bit better, and looking forward to getting different suggestions for fixing it when it happens and how to be more aware
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 1/24/2013 11:08:50 AM|
I would really love to learn more about trapped white space. Actually, any videos regarding design principles would be interesting.
Loc: southern IN
|Posted: 1/24/2013 12:09:03 PM|
Stephavela, thanks for asking that question. I'm afraid I'm guilty all the time of trapped white space and have only really started noticing it since I've been watching Glitter Girl. And I still don't quite understand what makes it "trapped" or awkward - I have no eye for design! I need to do more layering and grouping I think, but a few more pointers from GG would be great. Maria
Loc: southern IN
|Posted: 1/24/2013 12:14:08 PM|
Thanks Legoluce for the links. It always helps to know the principles behind design rules. I had never heard of trapped white space before Glitter Girl! Maria
Loc: London, UK
|Posted: 1/25/2013 8:39:39 AM|
Thanks Legoluce for the links.
You're welcome, hope they helped a bit