Scrapbook Lettering Tips and Tricks
1. How to design your title
Before we delve into scrapbook lettering tips and tricks, I've got a few tips for deciding the wording of your title and designing it.
3. Decide where it will go on your page
Titles don't always have to be up top in the center. In fact, they look great running vertically down the page, diagonally across the page, or even smack bang in the middle of the page. Before sticking anything down, move your photo and other elements around on your layout so that you can easily visualize how it will look.
You can see in the example below, (from page 13 of the book "525 New & Advanced Scrapbooking Sketches - Vol2
") that the scrapbook lettering looks great running vertically down the page.
Wait! Now That You Know How To Create Amazing Scrapbook Letterings, Then You'll Need To Know What Title To Use....Let Me Show You...
4. Decide what materials you will use
Now that you know what you will write and roughly where it will go, decide what materials you will use. There are two ways to do this:
Scrapbook lettering can be made from all sorts of things, which I will talk about a little further down.
TIPS and tricks for creating your title with WOW factor
Now that you know how to come up with your title ideas, let's talk about ticks and trips that will give your title that WOW factor.
1. Forget proper capitalization
Scrapbook lettering ideas do not have to follow the usual rules of writing. That rule about beginning with a capital letter followed by lower case letters? Well, you can forget that when it comes to scrapbooking if you like. Go ahead and mix up your capitals however you please.
The only rule that needs to be followed with scrapbook letterings is your imagination.
1. Mix and match your font and size
Likewise, scrapbook lettering does not have to feature the same font throughout. It doesn't even have to be the same size. Changing the font and/or the size of your font is an easy way to add some WOW to your scrapbook titles.
Make use of all the lovely novelty pens on the market. You can get pens that go on like paint, chalk, or glitter. You can even get pens that change color seamlessly as you write!
Novelty pens are great source of inspiration for scrapbook letterings.
4. Trace your letters for perfect hand-drawn lettering every time
Find a font you like on the internet, print it out, and then trace it for hand-drawn scrapbook lettering perfection.
You can do this in two ways:
Not confident with your calligraphy skills? Tracing is a great workaround for it!
5. Use a ruler to get perfectly straight stickers
Adhere your stickers onto your ruler first before sticking them down to get perfectly straight and positioned letters.
Here's what you do:
6. Mount your scrapbook lettering stickers onto scrap cardstock
Stick your letter stickers onto scrap cardstock and then cut around them, loosely following the shape of the stickers. This is a particularly useful tip for a busy background where the letter stickers would otherwise get lost on the patterned background. Mounting them this way onto plane colored cardstock allows them to both stand out and be read more easily.
Adding borders to your title helps it stand out more.
a. Stamp your scrapbook letters onto bunting
Create some cute bunting from your cardstock scraps and a piece of twine, and stamp your letters onto the individual bunting pieces.
7. Use the letters in your words as a picture frame
Make your letters really big, or at least the letter "O", and use the letter itself as a picture frame. You can do this by either cutting your photographs into a perfect circle (with a craft paper punch) and hand drawing the letters around it, or by cutting the letters from scrap cardstock and using them as a frame of sorts.
8. Supplies and materials to make the magic happen
There are lots of things you can use to make scrapbook lettering. However, here is a list of easily attainable supplies that are handy to have. Anything else is a nice bonus!
Scrapbook lettering ideas
I hope these tips and tricks will help you to take the next step in your scrapbook lettering ideas. Do you have any other tips that I've missed? We would love for you to share them with us.