Using Three Elements
by Cammy Plummer, Creative Team Member
By keeping the number three in mind, you are using one of the most important rules of graphic design: repetition. Three is key because it easily forms a visual triangle on your page and doesn't lead to confusion. If you have too many elements and clusters, the eye doesn't know where to begin. In the following layout, I used three slashes of green, three pieces of text, and three bits of stitching.
To create this layout, I started by creating a scalloped, over-sized mat and layered it over my background.
Choose and place three elements. Repetitive elements can include a font, embellishments, shapes, a colour, photos, or text. Play with size and placement.
Add journaling, title, and drop shadows.
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