|Posted: 2/6/2013 3:28:36 PM|
I love the use of embellishments and clusters in a visual triangle, but how do you do it for a two page layout? Do you do two triangles, one for each page. Or just one triangle for the whole layout?
I'm trying to stretch a one page sketch to a two page and not sure where to put the clusters.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:03:41 PM|
I do it over the whole two pages. Like a 12" x 24" single page.
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Loc: Derbyshire, England
|Posted: 2/6/2013 4:55:28 PM|
Yes, what the above poster said, that way you are tying both sides of the double page spread together.
Loc: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
|Posted: 2/6/2013 5:07:10 PM|
I agree with the above posters - I would just do one big triangle, it ties the two pages together. I would put a bigger cluster one on one page and two smaller ones on the other.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:43:19 PM|
I agree with a triangle over the whole 2 page spread. The purpose is to keep the eye moving across the page, and I'd think with a double page LO you want to keep the eye moving across the whole spread, not just one page and them maybe another.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 7:45:25 PM|
I do one big triangle over the two page spread also.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 8:03:54 PM|
Over the whole two pages.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:06:05 PM|
Same here, treat it as one extra long layout.
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|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:12:42 PM|
Over the two pages. But you can also use more than one triangle - you could, for example, use red in three spots and aqua enamel dots in three spots. But I would do both triangles across both pages still, since their purpose is to draw the viewers eye across the pages.
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:28:31 PM|
Does anyone have a link showing an example of visual triangle over two pages? I'd really like to see it in action, so to speak.
Loc: NW Ohio
|Posted: 2/6/2013 9:30:19 PM|
Both pages here too. Love it bringing the pages together.
Loc: in the sunshine
|Posted: 2/6/2013 11:13:12 PM|
over two pages, but sometimes I do more than one and it becomes more like a z than a triangle
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Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 2/6/2013 11:35:40 PM|I just did a two page layout where the visual triangle came to play, on the second page. Here
I used this sketch. If I had completely followed the sketch, the visual triangle would be spread out on both pages instead of on just the second.
So, either way. It's just one of those things I have to play around with and see what looks best.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 1:37:24 AM|Glitter Girl just did two videos recently that showed a triangle over a two page LO...
Project Life two page LO with triangle
Scrapbook two page LO with triangle
Depending on where you want the emphasis to be, you can also do a triangle on one page and then one strong cluster/embellishment/title on the other page... If it helps, think of it like decorating - one, two, odd numbers, or some sort of arrangement of those; pairs tend to read as more 'formal' or 'proper' than odds; the more space between groupings/focal points the more your eye moves (can look dynamic or busy) and the less space between the less your eye moves (can look restrained or calm)...
|Posted: 2/7/2013 7:17:57 AM|Thanks for this. I love design threads, since I have no design sense of my own.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 2:37:30 PM|Thanks! I did end up doing one triangle across the whole two page spread. I should do photos. Maybe that will be my task for today!
I had Glitter Girls going on in the background, I think she was a subconscious boost to my mojo too!
ETA: here is my layout - first post in years!
2013 layout count: 36
|Posted: 2/7/2013 2:57:33 PM|
You can also achieve the triangle with your photos using the direction of the elements--faces, trees, houses, hands, etc. Or you can use spots of color; for instance, use a stand out color to mat 3 different photos, use bling or dots, or mist three different areas. You can use more than one triangle.
Visual triangles have been used for centuries. Take a look at some old masters; pay attention to your eye's movement (really the brain's movement) around the page. Quite interesting what you can achieve with visual triangles.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 3:06:32 PM|
On the Terrace by Renoir is a clear example.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 4:06:53 PM|
I think both one the one page and one 2 can work, you can also use different elements to do more than one triangle, maybe 3 red accents are on a single page but 3 blue things are across the whole double layout.