Let’s talk borders and what can they do for your page….
Borders can add visual interest and break up large areas of the page. They can help to guide the eye around the layout and draw attention to specific elements. This double page layout features two types of borders.
Borders can be used to define sections within the layout, such as separating a title or journaling block from the main photo. Helen has used a narrow, inked border to add some meaningful words with a permanent pen. I love how this adds interest but costs nothing to do, rather than spending time and money on expensive embellishments.
They can help tie together different elements of the page and create a cohesive look. For example, using a border in the same colour as the main photo can help to tie the two together. Helen has taken the brown from the printed page and added a border to pull the pages together.
Helen has used ripped borders for this border to add texture to her layout. Paper tearing is an underused technique. Its easy to do, and if you make a mistake, make it part of the design!
Borders can also be used to frame your photos and draw attention to them. You can use different shapes and styles of borders to create a unique look. If you look closely, there’s an arrow border underneath the photos. While not technically a border in the true sense, it frames the images to draw attention to them.