One of my favorite things to look at on a layout is the title. I often find myself flipping through the finished Creating Keepsakes magazine drawn to what people do with their titles. I might be a bit of a font junkie too. There are so many fun and unique ideas using everything from alphabet stickers to die cuts to pre-printed titles. Every issue of Creating Keepsakes is chalk full of fun and clever ideas and Scrapbooking Boys and Men (on sale this week) is no exception.
Digitally, there are tons of fun options for creating your own unique titling. One of my favorites from the magazine is found on page 26. Deena Boese’s What a Punk [Rocker] layout does a fantastic job of using the title as center stage for her layout. The font is simple, but her coloring, overlapping, and tilting of the letters makes this page rock my world.
In traditional scrapbooking, you’ll typically see lots of types of letter stickers used for titles since this is the quickest and easiest way to create a title. And I have to say that it’s hard not to use stickers with all of the fun alphabet products available. But the two traditional layouts that stuck out to me in the Boys and Men issue went beyond the stickers to create their unique titles.
On page 67, Andrea Friebus’ 21st Century Digital Boy layout makes use of alphabet stickers as a mask for her spray misted title. I also love how she incorporated a bunch of different types of sticker fonts in her title.
The other layout that stood out to me was on page 93. Mou Saha’s Personality layout is so fun with the handwritten title. I imagine you’d have to have a very steady hand to get the title right the first time. I would definitely try to pencil it out first prior to using the watercolor brush. I’m sure Mou was a pro and got it done perfectly the first time around. (That’s what I want to believe anyway. Don’t ruin the dream!)
I’m curious, what’s your favorite go-to technique for creating titles? I’d love to hear. Leave a comment here by Friday, May 10, 2013 for a chance to win an assortment of letter stickers to use on your scrapbook pages!
From your font fanatic,