It happens to the best of us — you sit down to start a new layout and you don’t know where to begin — it’s a blank-page block! Fear not, for today’s blog is a jumping off idea that will keep your elements aligned and structured and make way for a design aesthetic that is clean and neat. It’s a grid technique! Each visual element, whether it’s a mat, photo or embellishment, has their own four-sided space, yet all work together to create a cohesive layout. Take a look at this teenager scrapbook layout featuring a grid technique and think of what you’d piece together!
To create this layout you will need:
- Tie Dye Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Denim Texture Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- You Got This Variety Mat Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- You Got This Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Black Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use a piece of white denim texture tonal paper as the base for this layout. Cut two 12″ x 1/4″ strips of seersucker denim texture tonal paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the base.
Step 2: Cut four 12″ x 1/4″ strips of acid wash denim texture tonal paper and adhere in a hashtag (#) pattern on the layout. Crop a photo to 3″ x 4″ and adhere it in the middle “square”. Crop and place two 4″ x 3″ photos in opposite corners. Cut two mats to 4″ x 3″ and place in the other corners. Cut two mats to 4″ x 4-1/4″ and place on either side of the middle photo.
Step 3: Add stickers, popping some up with Foam Squares for added dimension.
Step 4: Journal as desired.
What do you like about this gridded teenager scrapbook layout? Have you ever created a grid technique on a layout? Share us your thoughts and project ideas with us and other scrappers!
And — when you aren’t quite sure where to start on your next story, just remember that when in doubt, grid it out!