Color communicates. Most of the time, as we attempt to capture life in technicolor on our pages, we reach for a multitude of expressive hues, but there’s also something to be said about the power and punch of an achromatic layout.
On this page, a black and white contrast is the key to depicting what happens when two supposed opposites come together. Looking at the June main kit, which I used here, one may not notice a prevalence of black-and-white elements, but they are there. For instance, this page includes several: the Hip Kit Club “Confetti” paper in the background, washi tape above the photo, and a label as well as the wheels from a bicycle accent found in the Pinkfresh Studio ephemera pack.
The other accents here are modified items from the main kit. Giving them the black-and-white treatment was simple. With a dual-tip permanent black marker, I recolored the title letters, and drew over the reverse-side of shapes from the ephemera pack.
I also modified the Pinkfresh Studio “Sweet Life” grid patterned paper from the kit by drawing circles and outlining squares within the grid, and then dripping ink over it and trimming around it for a jagged effect.
To create the journaling spots, I traced around the reverse side of the shapes from the ephemera pack, and then I added even more black and white to the page in the form of typed journaling.
Adding typed journaling to small spaces is something I love to do on my pages. Here’s a quick and easy tutorial:
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2 thoughts on “Black and White + Journaling Tutorial | Jill”
Limiting your spread to this monochrome / grayscale dimension you’ve seemed to create a depth that I don’t think it would have been possible to touch in a technicolor.
I want to say it looks 3D, but I think adimensional would do it more justice.
There is so much going on with so little elements.
Scrapbooking has never been my thing, but it seems your spread stirred a curiosity I did not know I had.
At the moment I use a regular size TN (http://zonly.io/oSDBO) with 100gsm paper. Do I need some other inserts different size or type of paper or will do the job?
Hi Sorin! Any kind of paper should do! Thank you for your comment. 😉