I made seven layouts in 3 hours here is the original blog post in this series using a limited set of patterened scraps, the technique of die cutting and the theme of "Places I Love." Having these limitations allows me to get more done more quickly and I feel like I am playing. I am less likely to second guess my choices and I'm more in the moment during the process. This is a technique I learned from improvisational comedy class but can be used in scrapbooking or any other creative process. The main strategies I use include: 1. Perform on Demand, 2. Set Short Time Boundaries, 3. Just Go With It - the "Yes, And" concept, 4. Stick to a Theme, 5. Use What You Have; just to name a few. I am working on developing the concept of Scrapbook Improv as applied to scrapbooking - it has definately helped my creative process, I am trying to figure out the best way to show others how the concepts and principles of improvisational comedy can be applied to scrapbooking and creative processes. More to come on that sometime soon.
This is Layout #7 in the 7 Layouts in 3 Hours series:
1. Use the positive and negative shapes created by die cuts. I used the stars from the inside of the circles on another layout in this series.
2. Use an abbreviation as the title for a page, here I used the airport abbreviation for Bangor International Airport.
3. Try making a bunch of pages with some scraps and then picking photos, especially if this is not your normal process; it is a good creative thing to do things differently - even to do things in a way that is slightly uncomfortable so that you come up with different results than you get from your normal process.
Please let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this series and what tips were the most helpful for you.