My first feature is Heather Jacob. I suppose all of you already know her and her beautiful works. She makes such amazing and unique layouts and I truly admire her talent. As you probably know, her blog is Art and Life, I love to visit it for inspiration! Besides she's been really kind and has answered a few questions about her work. She's been so kind and her tips are very useful. Thank you so much Heather!
I began scrapbooking in 2003.
How would you describe your scrapbooking style? Do you think it has changed over time?
My style is earthy/grunge with a little shabby chic thrown in. yes my style has changed over time. Today I use Lots more distressing and layering, in the early days my work was really quite flat and neat . Now I add lots of distressing, layers and texture .
Your works are truly unique and easily recognizable, what do you think is your signature style?
Definitely stitching, layering, distressing, and inks. I do create using monochromatic themes as well. (monochromatic is using one color in various hues )
Hmmmm ! that may vary from day to day. Sometimes a LO comes together really quickly in 4 hours. Another day I may spread it over a few days. On an average I think it would be about 9 hours to complete a LO. That includes choosing the photo, papers , colors etc. My photo is always the main focus for me
I do tear up LO’s if I am not happy with the way it is progressing, as I find I can spend hours and still not be happy with the end result
What are the scrapbooking products you can't live without?
Sewing machine, distressing tool, inks, gesso, top quality paint brushes, masks, Fibre paste, scissors
Could you share 3 or more scrapbooking tips for newby scrapbookers?
-I like to Choose the photo first and create around the emotion and story behind the photo.
-Decide which colors you want to use and create with colors that blend, compliment and embrace each other
-If in doubt which colors compliment each other, remember the color wheel . It is really helpful to know how the wheel works . I studied the color wheel years ago in art classes , and it is one of the really helpful things to know .A great foundation for any Layout .
-Remember to never compare yourself with others, be inspired but allow Your own style to evolve and grow as you create .
-In my opinion using layering and distressing is not only interesting and fun to do, but it creates intrigue to the reader and texture and uniqueness to the layout
-Texture is one of the wonderful things I love in scrapbooking. My pages never fit into books these days .. they are too bulky, but I love the texture .
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