July 2024 Wk3 Scrapbook Page layout

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July 2024 Wk3 Scrapbook page layout

Layouts with Subtitles: Tips and Techniques

Subtitles can be a great way to add depth and context to your scrapbook layouts. They can guide the viewer's eye, plus provide additional information. Our guest scrapbooker, Barbara, demonstrates some creative ways to use subtitles in this layout.

Let's explore some ideas you could use to incorporate subtitles effectively into your layouts.


Thematic Subtitles

One of the most common ways to use subtitles is to reinforce the theme of your layout. For instance, if your main title is "Summer Adventures," your subtitles could be "Beach Fun," "Hiking Trails," and "Campfire Nights." This technique helps organise your page and makes it easy for viewers to follow along with your story.

In her layout, Barbara uses thematic subtitles to categorise different events of her trip, making each section distinct and easy to navigate.


Journaling Integration

Subtitles can seamlessly integrate with your journaling to provide additional context. They can be used to highlight important dates, locations, or emotions related to the photos.

Barbara includes a circular subtitle, followed by an explanation. This not only separates different parts of the story and adds more information without overloading the reader.  It also provides variety from the main journalling.


Mixed Media Subtitles

Incorporating different materials and fonts for your subtitles can add variety to your layout. Think of using stickers, stamps, hand-lettering, or die-cuts to create visually appealing subtitles.

On Barbara's layout, she mixes printed stickers with hand-lettered subtitles. This variety adds texture and interest, making each section of her page stand out.


Multiple Subtitle Styles

Using multiple subtitle styles on one layout can create a rich, layered look. You might use bold, large subtitles for major sections and smaller, subtler subtitles for detailed descriptions or captions.

Barbara uses large, bold subtitles for the main parts of her story, while smaller, italicised subtitles add additional details and captions. This contrast helps to draw attention to the most important parts of the page while still providing a cohesive look.


Colour Coordination

Colour coordination can play a significant role in making your subtitles pop. Choose colours that complement your photos and overall colour scheme of the layout. Using contrasting colours for your subtitles can make them stand out, while complementary colours can create a harmonious look.

Barbara uses a colour palette that matches the hues in her photos. Her subtitles are in shades of blue and green, echoing the colours of the ocean and foliage, tying the whole layout together beautifully.


Layered Subtitles

Layering subtitles can add depth and dimension to your layout. You can layer subtitles over photos, embellishments, or even other pieces of paper for a more three-dimensional effect.

In her layout, Barbara places her subtitles partially over her photos and embellishments. This technique creates an informal, interactive element to her layout, making it more interesting to read.


Shaped Subtitles

Think outside the box—literally! Use subtitles that follow the shape of a path, curve around a photo, or form a specific shape that relates to your theme.


Interactive Elements

Incorporate interactive elements such as flip-up tabs, hidden journaling spots, or sliding panels where your subtitles can reveal more information or photos.  When lifted, they could reveal additional journaling and smaller photos underneath.