Whether it’s a template or a background for your art, simply rotating it can give you a whole new look or feel to the project.
Donna Downey’s new series, Canvas Create 2012, looks like it will fun! I decided to join the fun and while I was watching the January episode, and then working on my own art piece, it made me think about how a simple rotation of a piece can give it a whole different spin!
After finishing my background, I turned it several ways, and decided I liked it a whole lot better turned a different direction than the way I had originally painted it!
Rotating a template for a scrapbook page can also give you a different look, especially if you are working with digital. You can even do a mirror image flip and have work better for what you may be using it for. That is especially helpful if you are working on a two-page spread and the template just doesn’t seem to be working. If you aren’t working in digital, you can still use a template as your guide or map for your page. Look at these four pages, and think about how many options you could create with just the different areas for pictures, journaling, paper, or embellishments! I don’t like to have to do statistics and scrapbooking — but I’m sure you get the idea!
…and the mirror images…