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June 3-5 (CANCELLED due to location issues)
October 21-23, December 2-4 (BOTH CANCELLED due to family committments)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today's Tip - The Rule of Odds

Like all visual arts, scrapbooking is based on some basic design principles such as:
  • The Visual Triangle;
  • Repetition;
  • The Rule of Thirds; and,
  • The Rule of Odds.
The Rule of Odds is based on the idea that our eye finds things arranged in odd numbers more natural and pleasing to the eye.  This principle is used in all aspects of art such as floral design, graphic design, painting, photography.

In scrapbooking, you can put The Rule of Odds into practice with the number of photos on a page, the number of embellishments you use, or even the background paper design.  When choosing your embellishments select them in 3’s, 5’s, 7’s, etc. When placing your photos, you have a two options that will follow The Rule of Odds, you can either have one focal point photo and an odd number of supporting photos elsewhere on the page, or you can accent the focal point photo with an even number of photos near or surrounding it (thus creating an odd number of photos).

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