|Posted: 8/19/2013 9:30:40 AM|
Do you ever use different background patterned papers on the 2 pages? How do you design the pages to show that they go together if you do this?
The recent thread on Pattern Paper Craziness got me thinking about this because I dont like to buy 2 sheets of the same paper but then I have trouble when I go to do a 2-pager. I have tried matching the color and density of the pattern for the 2nd background paper - then used other patterns on top that carry over onto both pages.
What other tricks do you use?
|Posted: 8/19/2013 9:40:41 AM|
I tie the two pages together by using embellishments that match and/or plain paper on both pages.
|Posted: 8/19/2013 9:47:55 AM|
I also don't buy more than one sheet of paper, but still make 2-page layouts. The most common work around for me is to cut one or two of the patterned papers to stretch them to both sides. I've cut a 10x10 square out of the center of the paper, cut them into two 6x12 rectangles, or on the diagonal. I have also used different papers for each background, but they might have been from the same collection.
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 10:55:30 AM|
I mostly do 2 or more pages when I scrap an event. I never use the same papers on each page. I create a whole new layout with all different papers and embellishments. So my pages aren't all matchy matchy. I've always done it this way.
|Posted: 8/19/2013 10:56:21 AM|
I've cut 2 matching (usually a small print and a larger print or a stripe with coordinating colors) but different papers in half and used one half of each on each layout. I add another coordinating print as a border strip across each page covering where the 2 bottom papers meet. Then use the same embellishments on both pages.
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 11:01:09 AM|
I don't do a lot of 2 page LOs. But I usually use two different PPs. I use some of one of the papers on the other side. You could use a border sticker, ribbon whatever embellishment you choose across both pages. Maybe divide the title or journaling, depending on your design. Perhaps a visual triangle of embellishments that span the pages. Happy scrapping
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 11:08:47 AM|
I rarely do 2-page layouts, sometimes I will do 2 coordinating pages, but each page is to stand on it's own.
If I am doing a true 2-page layout, I design it as if it is all on one canvas so it reads as one piece. I also find that on these layouts, I tend to use cardstock as the background & then pieces of patterned papers that span both pages.
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 11:28:43 AM|
If I did 2 pages (quite rare for me) I either used co-ordinating papers or the same paper but in varying quantities so it was dominant on one page then an accent on the other.
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 11:49:54 AM|I try to use the same PP as my background when I am doing two pagers. However there are times with I don't have 2 of the same PPs and in that case I usually either use the same color cardstock or I try to incorporate the same colors in both pages as I did HERE . That is a struggle for me though.
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 4:07:51 PM|
I rarely buy 2 of the same patterned papers so when I do 2 pagers (which is almost as often as my single pages), I either use cardstock for my background or if I happen to have a paper pad that has duplicates, I'll try to use something from there. Most often, I use cardstock and I'll cut up patterned paper and split it between the pages.
Hope that helps!
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 5:59:43 PM|
When I do a 2 page spread, I usually use cardstock for my base and then split a piece of patterned paper between the two pages, like some others have said. Sometimes the patterned paper is used in strips, other times I use half on one page and half on the other. And I use the same embellishments on both as well.
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 6:18:14 PM|When I do two pagers I try and pick patterned paper from the same collection or ones that have the same feel like Here. I also tie them in with similar embellishments and try to carry one thing across that makes it obvious they are together
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|Posted: 8/19/2013 6:21:06 PM|
treyaut - love the way you did that!
I like to have the same or extremely close, but I tend to over-coordinate everything anyway!
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|Posted: 8/20/2013 8:30:13 PM|often I cut two different papers in two pieces and put one on the outside edges and the other in the middle, like this two page two papers
but just as often I use two pieces of the same paper. It depends on the paper.