For this layout I made brushes out of elements that weren't brushes before. To do this, open the element you want to turn into a brush.
Select>All. Then go to Edit>Define Brush Preset. Then name the brush and save. You might want to desaturate the element before making a brush if you want a more uniform color to your brush. Play around with it and determine your preferences. (Directions are for Photoshop CS).
Dig around your photo editing program or look online for tutorials on how to make brushes (or similar) for your editing program. I also went outside the box and made a two page layout with landscape pages.
Creating, saving and organizing brushes written by Rhonna Farrer for 2peas
Creating brushes from doodles written by Traci Turchin for 2peas
Creating and using custom brushes in Photoshop Elements
Easy Elements Photoshop Tutorial for making brushes
Beginner brushes tutorial in PS CS by digital scrapbook place
Installing brushes (for ready-made brushes) by dsp
Saving png files as brushes in Paint Shop Pro by dsp
Creating Easy Patterns with Brushes in PSE written by Erica Hernandez for 2peas
If you know of any other tutorials for making brushes, please let us know! Thanks Angela for your gorgeous work!
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