I’m starting to use a teensy bit of patterned paper in my layouts. Working on my wedding scrapbook, I used it to add a bit of definition to my pages.
So what type of papers am I buying? What am I looking for?
I buy by the single sheet and only if I think I’m really going to use it. It doesn’t matter to me if they come from the same collection or not.
I go for clean designs and bold colors. I prefer designs that are “smaller” so I can snip a tiny piece of the paper and include it on the page.
I dislike distressed or vintage-y looking papers. The scrapbook is going to distress over time, I don’t need to give it a head start.
This isn’t just a scrapbook thing for me: I’m a conscientious distress-objector. I dislike sports logo shirts that are pre-distressed. I don’t buy jeans with holes already in them. It’s just one of my lovable quirks.
Anything else? I don’t have a favorite brand, I really just go with what I like. I used to gravitate toward pastels but trying to go for bold. Pastels feel safe to me but when I look at others’ work, I love the bold stuff.
This is all sure to evolve. What types of paper do you buy?