Instead of using a background that fills the entire page, choose two different backgrounds.
For example, if you're doing a layout of a day at the beach, use a sandy looking background for part of the page and a water pattern background for the other portion. Cut and adhere your sandy background first. Then rip the blue paper to give the effect that the water is washing up onto the sand.
The torn look is also a fun way to add borders to a layout or as the writing section of journal blocks.
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These five ideas are just a small sample of the many techniques that can be used to bring the paper on your layout to life. The important thing to remember is just to have fun and try different ideas. Before you know it, your layouts will be spectacular works of art!
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