Welcome to Design House Digital’s School of Design. Today, and every single day in September, we’ll have new blog posts; Informative, detailed, and FREE classes that will take your digital scrapbooking to the next level. Each subject will have a new post weekly (plus two bonus classes to kick things off), and at the end of the month you won’t believe how much you’ve learned!
Mondays: The Theory of Color – Arielle Gordon
Tuesdays: Making Templates Your Own – Crystal Livesay
Wednesdays: Creative Clustering – Mye De Leon
Thursdays: The Grammarian’s Guide to Great Journaling – Audrey Neal
Fridays: Inspiration Everywhere – Mary Rogers
Saturdays: Brushes 101 – Jen Flaherty
Sundays: Photography: Tips & Tricks – Jennifer Valencia
When I first learned about digital scrapbooking, I knew nothing about style, how to do a layout, the techniques, etc. I do my page by simply putting the paper, photos and a few elements together. But as I go along and get to meet the people of digiland, joined forums and got overly active participating in them and uploading layouts in the gallery, I saw a lot of styles and techniques being used by other scrappers. What particularly caught my attention are the layouts where there are lots of flowers, leaves and other embellishments. The ones I am fascinated about are the clustered embellishments in those layouts. It just looks fabulous and so real. And it’s a technique called – Clustering.
Clustering in simple term is putting several elements together in a layout. Why do scrapbookers use this? While some are adept to being minimalist, there are scrappers who want to fill their pages with all the beautiful elements they see in a kit. It is simply one’s pleasure and accomplishment to finish a layout with such beautiful items put together.
Below are some samples of layouts using clusters.
Aren’t they gorgeous? Do you want to achieve this kind of look in your layouts? There are several factors that make these pages possible. Next week, I will be giving you a more specific discussion about the Clustering Basics so be sure to check this series every Wednesday for the whole month of September. And at the end of the month, you’ll sure be able to do it on your own.