Hello lovely Pebbles fans! Terhi Koskinen here with a colorful scrapbook layout showing one of my favorite journaling techniques. The idea behind this journaling technique is simple, I wanted the journaling to be part of the design. Not too visible, but not hidden either.
Usually I write journaling to the backside of the layout for three reasons. First reason is my handwriting, I really don’t like watching it. It feels like I’m ruining a pretty layout if I write the journaling visible. Writing the journaling visible with a typewriter would be ok, but that’s still something on my Christmas wish list. The second reason is that most of my layouts are shown on social media, and as my writings are very personal, diary-like, I prefer keeping the stories for my family. Sure I always tell what’s the story behind the photograph, but the deeper thoughts are written. This goes close to reasons three, as I write long stories, it’s hard to get it fit to the page. Impossible even!
For this technique I first cut out dozens of 1/2″ stripes by using different patterned papers from Patio Party collection. The story for the layout is about my daughter’s first day at school, so I picked out the most cheerful and bright colors as possible.
Then I started gluing the stripes down to the white background, randomly making a fun criss-cross pattern. Before starting to write my thoughts to the stripes I added the photograph and all the embellishments too, didn’t want to hide parts of the text.
Even though I thought to keep the journaling all visible, it is tricky to read because of the criss-cross pattern, but I’m sure I’ll have the viewers attention with this technique! Also, it is so much fun to see them reading, turning both head and the albums from side to side! And I’m totally satisfied to have handwritten journaling visible, without highlighting my penmanship.
What kind of journaling you prefer? What’s your secret, do you practice your handwriting or even write in beautiful calligraphy style? Or do you write down the memories at all? Please share all the ideas here in the comments!
Thank you for coming here today, have a wonderful Wednesday!
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