Saturday, June 5, 2010

Creating Negative Space Object + Template

I hope everyone is having a great day! Today I am sharing how I created a negative space object and a template. Here is the page I created.


From this layout you can see how much the toad is highlighted. I wanted to use brightly colored summer paper and I knew that the toad would probably get lost in my page. I decided to create a negative space arrow. Rather than cutting out an arrow in a brightly colored paper, I cut out that same shape from my design and created negative space. This creates a neat effect, but most importantly, it highlights the photo. I also created an edge around the patterned paper to make the arrow pop even more.

To make it easy for your to re-create this if you like, I created a template.

Here is the JPEG image for traditional scrapbook to print out and use on their page. Here are instructions on how to print large templates (if you don't have a 12" by 12" printer): The Print Shop and Photoshop Elements.


Here is the link to the digital layered template:

http://www.4shared.com/photo/TDYMtFuW/pc_arrow_template.html


Lastly, here the sketch of the page.



Also here are the SCAL files for anyone interested! These were made by Chris L.! Thank you Chris!!

http://www.4shared.com/file/1Ejb03Q4/Pam_Callaghan_arrow_template1.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/cA1rZcFO/Pam_Callaghan_arrow_template2.html

What other things can you create using negative space objects? Send me your pages and I will feature them! Email me scrappingpam73@yahoo.com .

8 comments:

  1. This is so fun. I hope to use it soon :)

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  2. Thanks so much for the template. I really like the negative space you created with the arrows.

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  3. This template is so innovative! I cannot wait to use it. Thanks so much!

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  4. Great template. I will be putting it to use hopefully tonight once the baby goes to sleep. Until then, SVG files. Two different cutting options:
    http://www.4shared.com/file/1Ejb03Q4/Pam_Callaghan_arrow_template1.html
    http://www.4shared.com/file/cA1rZcFO/Pam_Callaghan_arrow_template2.html

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Jun. 06, 2010. Thanks again.

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  6. You have some great templates thanks for sharing.

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