Scrapbook Title Design: Elegant Shadow Effect
Hello, and welcome to today's tip where we will create a fabulous scrapbook title design with an elegant shadow effect.
For this fun project, we will be using watercolors, cardboard, card stock, a white pen, and a card knife.
Because we want this title to really stand out from the shadow effect that we're going to do, I'm adding lots of reds, and some oranges into my watercolor paper, then just blending them a bit together.
Bonus Tip: I've tried using darker and browner colors before and I found out that the lighter or brighter colors work better for this type of design. It definitely makes your titles pop out more.
After letting our watercolors dry on our watercolor paper, we'll now draw some white dots and lines to this beautiful watercolor blend.
After that, you can smooth off the colors again by spraying water on your watercolor paper.
With a card knife, I'm going to cut out my title. You can also write your letters first before you cut them if you feel more confident about that. I do prefer being a little bit free-handy but you can do it however you feel best.
Now that we have our letters all cut-up, we need to visualize where they're going to sit.
Once you figured that out, get your negative template and some black ink then just stamp the inks really lightly onto your negative space.
As you can see, I've got an archival ink in here which is a bit overboard because you certainly don't need to use archival ink. If you have other types of ink, that would be perfectly fine to use too.
And now we have our shadow title by using our inks!
Next, we'll just position our cut-out letters very slightly to the right or to the left to give off that shadow effect.
Now that it's done, we'll put the photograph here, and add some DIY watercolor flowers for extra glamour!
With this shadow title technique, you now have a simple yet amazing trick to level up your titles just by using your watercolors, ink, and a craft knife.
I hope you've enjoyed this fun tip, and I'll see you again soon!
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