I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but I've decided to
separate any of my construction photographs from my layout/
close up photographs and group them together in their own
tutorial posts - this is so that my posts are shorter = win/win
all round and because then my "tutorial" label in my sidebar
will link to tutorials only, rather than a tutorial within a layout post.
Here I am showing you how to prepare your base paper.
To take a layout from DRAB to FAB you need to come
up with ways to make it interesting. If you are hoping to
win a challenge you need to go the extra mile - for example,
instead of just using a sheet of printed paper as your base,
cut it down a bit so that you have a border, ink the edges
of the inner paper and stitch or "faux-stitch" using a
journaling pen - immediately you have MORE INTEREST.
Die-cut papers are another great way to add interest to
your layouts. Keep a sheet of each at the top of your
stencil pile, to trace around if you want to make your own.
Much more interesting than a rectangle! Even better, ink it
up (and who says you only need to use one colour?!) I've
used THREE colours here AND matted it with another
printed paper then used some lace paper to add a
stencilled effect around the edge, to build up my layers.
Don't be afraid to cut up your die-cut papers. Often
they look better when you use only a portion of them.
Save on the cost of your braids by not running them entirely
underneath your photos - this saves on bulk too...
Rescue "not so great" photos by converting them to black
and white. Try it and you'll see how much better they look!
When adding your title, think about ways to add interest to it,
for example embellishing it with braid as I have done here.
Now for the question! I am considering teaching online
classes via video tutorials. What I would like to know is:-
A) How often do you take an online class?
B) What type of classes are you interested in?
ie) techniques and/or
ie) techniques and/or
actually making a page - anything in particular?
I would really appreciate some feedback on this - thanks!
I want to teach, I love the idea, but where I live there are
no viable teaching opportunities. So I think online teaching
is the way to go for me and that video tutorials will also be
an interesting and valuable new skill for me to learn.