Tuesday, June 2, 2015

JFJ 15 for 30 Challenge - Day 2: Rectangles and Squares

Rectangles and squares make good additions to journal pages.
We can sometimes get overwhelmed with what to put on our pages, and we may overthink things a bit. It can be helpful to simplify our thinking and use some basic shapes that we can add without much fuss and bother. These shapes get our hands moving and allow us to begin laying out our pages. Rectangles and squares are very stable and predictable shapes, and they can add a lot of structure to our pages.

For fifteen minutes, add rectangles and squares to your pages. Use large and small shapes to create a layout on a page. Repeat squares and rectangles as a way to create borders, patterns, and embellishments. Overlap a bunch of rectangles to create a textured background for layers to come. Use any material - pen, marker, pencil, or paint.

Don’t forget to share some of your results on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media. Use the hashtag #jfj15for30.

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