Ever do something UNINTENTIONALLY on your layout and then it ends up being really cool??? I do that all the time.....I call them HAPPY ACCIDENTS. With this mindset, I've freed up myself to "let" something happen and if I don't like it...well, that's part of the creative process...but sometimes that little bit of "freedom" allows something great to happen.
Ok, so I don't have my own example to share...but I thought about this lesson tonight as my son Joseph was finishing his "REPTILES" layout.
He had the Patterned Paper, photos, the stitching and the TITLE already on the layout. He wanted to fill that space between the top photo and the stitched swirl (yes he did that by himself). So, he found a piece of chipboard and painted it green. But as he was painting, he got a little paint on the layout. So he added even more paint to his layout. Then he got some paint on his REPTILE letters (they are Textured, important later).
He got upset and tried to wipe the paint off the letter (it was the P, I think)....then he said "Hey, when I wipe off the paint it looks like reptiles scales"...... YEP!!! Happy Accident...and he went on to paint and wipe off his entire title.
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