Hello everyone! It’s Zinia again and today I’m going to share with you a really fun layout design. Most of us make layouts to put in our albums but every now and then I like to create pages just for display. I use some washi tape to attach them on the wall or frame them.
You can obviously display any of your regular layouts but since we know we want to display a page instead of putting it in an album, it takes away a few limitations. Since you won’t be putting this layout in a page protector you have the liberty to use embellishments that stick out from the 12×12 area. On top of that you can really go overboard with the dimensional elements.
That’s why I decided to create a huge three dimensional centerpiece for my page. It’s much easier than it looks but I’d definitely recommend checking the video to understand the process better.
You can experiment with the size but for a 12×12 layout it will work well to start with six 4×4 pieces of paper. Fold each paper in half across the diagonal and then use a ruler and a pencil to trace half inch marks across the short side of your folded triangle.
The next step is to cut through those marks going parallel to the other short side of the triangle. Stop your cut a little bit before the edge of the paper, you don’t want to cut it all the way through as we need it to stay in one piece. Once you are done cutting, you can open the paper back to its square shape. Starting with the longest strips, attach them together with some strong adhesive. Alternate from front to back with every set of strips to create an even shape.
Repeat the same steps for all six paper pieces and once they are all ready, attach them in the middle with strong adhesive to form your snowflake. At this point you will realize how dimensional it really is. It’s a really fascinating embellishment for your page.
After the snowflake is ready and stuck on your background it’s time to embellish it a little further. Be a little bit mindful with the rest of your elements as the snowflake is already a very eye-catching decoration.
I put my photo and title on top of the snowflake to make sure they are popped up and they are not getting lost behind the snowflake. I used a few ephemera pieces to frame and connect the pieces together. You can also decorate a little bit around the snowflake. Tuck a few small embellishments behind the beautiful centerpiece for extra detail and interest.
I hope you really enjoyed this idea and you got inspired to create a unique page to display on your wall for the holidays. Until next time, happy crafting!