Scrapbook Page Layering with Debbie Hodge

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Shop Debbie Hodge, Shop Scrapbooking | Comments Off

Master design techniques for layering on both clean and richly-packed scrapbook pages. Come away with ideas for using your stash and a stack of layouts you’ll love.

this class is for paper and digital scrapbookers

Class includes:

  • 6 reasons layers belong on your scrapbook pages
  • 2 things every layer must do
  • 5 layered foundations for scrapbooking any photo combination
  • 4-part formula for mixing patterns
  • 3 mix-and-match approaches to making eye-catching focal points 
  • 7 ways to get “layers with lift”
  • 3 hybrid foundations that use stash and dazzle the eye
  • 8 perfect placements for embellishments
  • 3 recipes for making embellishment clusters with your stash

Whether you like clean and simple scrapbook pages, freestyle collages, clustered groupings with lots of white space or something in between, layering adds interest and creates design unity. Lessons are illustrated with digital and paper pages including work by guest designers Dina Wakley, Doris Sander, and Lisa Dickinson.

Get two free resources as soon as you register: 

  • Learn Scrapbook Design Principles (in one 100+page pdf with 12 lessons): We’ll be referring to and using solid design principles throughout the class and this is an easy resource.
  • Masterful Scrapbook Design “Layering” issue (seminar pdf, 3 video/audio interviews with Lisa Dickinson, Dina Wakley, and Amber Ries), focused lessons and annotated galleries.

Scrapbook Page Layering

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In “Scrapbook Page Layering” learn why to layer, when to layer, and how to layer on your paper and digital scrapbook layouts. Explore layering for backgrounds, foundations, focal points, and embellishments. Understand basic “recipes” for making perfect embellishment clusters every time. Come away with inspiration and new design skills.

Class covers:

Week 1: Layering Foundations

Why layer | Making pages in layers | Creating white space: figure and ground | Layering foundations | Mixing patterns

Week 2: Layering Elements

Making focal points | Layering ideas for photos, titles, and journaling | Liftable layers: texture and dimension | In addition: tags, labels, emphemera, frames

Week 3Enhanced Canvases and Combination Foundations

Bases | Color | Collaged and pieced canvases | Hybrid foundations | Edge treatments

Week 4: Final Layers

Image, motif, and meaning | Embellishment homes | Making clusters | Repetition and alignment


4 week class includes:

  • Weekly written lesson in pdf format for viewing online and for downloading to your own device. Lessons are illustrated with pages by instructor Debbie Hodge and several guest teachers.
  • Weekly video in mp4 format for viewing online and for downloading to your own device.
  • 1 live webinar (and video recording of webinar).
  • Private forum and gallery for questions, feedback, and sharing.



Debbie Hodge is a paper and digital scrapbooker who loves writing about scrapbook design and exploring the processes designers use at her membership site Join her this winter to learn about, play with, and be inspired by scrapbook page layering.


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