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2011 Retreat Dates

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

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Today's Tip - The Visual Triangle

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.
Our brains perceive images in familiar shapes. By placing items on our scrapbook pages in a triangle, it allows our eyes to see the page as a whole rather than being distracted by one or two pieces on the page. You can create a visual triangle on your scrapbook layout with photos, embellishments, or event text such as your title, date, and journaling.

When placing embellishments on your next scrapbook page, think of the visual triangle principle and see if you can make it work with your style.


  1. I hadn't heard of this before. In a 2 page spread would you place the "triange" across the two pages? And would this mean that you place your photos in the triangle or the embellishments?

    I definitely need to do more reading about this.

  2. Generally, I would apply it across the two page spread, but you could also do it on each page and I apply it to the photos and then use the embellishments to lead the eye.

    Then again, most times I don't do this at all..... LOL

    I'll try to find an example to post.