3 Top Tips for Adding Dimension to Paper Projects

Hey, it’s Terhi here bringing you some scrapbooking inspiration for this beautiful and lovely Wednesday!

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There are many things I love adding to all of my scrapbook layouts, but dimension is the one that is the most visible.

To answer the questions about how to bring the dimension as visible as on my layouts, I thought to write my best and favorite tips and tricks to one post. In addition to tell you all my go-to techniques, I’d love to learn more! If you have a special way to build things up, please leave a comment and share it to all of us.

To create this colorful layout, I had an opportunity to use the new She’s Magic collection designed by Dear Lizzy. The collection is wonderful with all the beautiful tea pots, cups, books and more!

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The most obvious way to add dimension is to use thick adhesives. I rarely use double sided tape and glue, and only for very flat situations like when attaching mini book pages together.

Glues and basic tape are mostly being covered with dust on my shelf, because all I use is Sticky Thumb Foam Dots. The dots come in black and white, so you can easily hide them the way they are completely invisible on your finished project.

Here’s the secret – don’t be afraid about layering the dots too! It’s so cute to see some embellishments like die cuts attached with foam dots but think about adding another embellishment partly on top of that. That’s where the dimension really starts to grow.

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The second tip for today is as easy as eating ice cream! As you can see here in the photos, all my elements are attached partly on top of each other. Even the She’s Magic puffy sticker birds are on top of the photos. The photos are on top of the papers, and the papers are also added one on top of another. All attachments are made with foam dots, glue and double sided tape are still on that dusty shelf.

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Next trick is about the papers. Instead of layering perfectly cut papers, add something different between.

For this layout I fussy cut bunch of tickets from one of the patterned papers and now they look fantastic between other patterned papers. Same goes with the flowers I fussy cut too, lots of flowers between the papers and some again layered on top.

If you don’t like using ephemera or die cut, how about giving the edges a new look with tearing them or distressing with ink.

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When you feel like you’ve finished the layout with papers, stickers and all other embellishments, continue a bit further. Add detail with watercolors and the layout will grow to whole new universe!

Adding watercolors or other liquid colors doesn’t mean you need to paint the whole layout, but when adding some drops here and there the layout will look more artistic and detailed.

This layout is painted with Paper Fashion Metallic Watercolors which are extremely shimmering and therefore my new favorite watercolors for adding details on layouts.

Easy ways to add dimension 210819-6Hope you have been inspired my tips and tricks! Have the loveliest day!


Products used: She’s Magic Patterned Papers You Totally Can (354793), Magic (354794), Round Trip (354795), Sincerely Yours (354798), Grow (354800), Real Life (354807), and Sparkle (354808), She’s Magic Confetti Stickers (354821), She’s Magic Puffy Stickers (354820), Paper Fashion Watercolors Metallics (349307), Paper Fashion Paint Brush Set 1 (349316), Sticky Thumb Dots (340272).