Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Review: The Scrapbook Designer's Workbook

First, I should admit that I don't own this book (yet); I checked it out from my local library.

This is a great reference book for scrapbookers.  The photo illustrations are excellent!  Quite a few of the examples are shown in multiples as a visual explanations of what does or doesn't work in a layout.  The book is divided into sections:

  • Introduction to Design
  • Elements of Design
  • Color
  • Principles of Design
Each section is further broken down into specifics.  For example, the Elements of Design section covers:  Line, Shape & Space; Texture; Typography.

  • The author obviously knows what she's talking about
  • The book is hardcover ~and~ spiral-bound!  No worrying about losing your place!
  • Beautifully photographed
  • Every layout has source materials listed
  • There is a two-page Sources listing at the back of the book
  • Includes a Glossary of terms used
  • Lots of great inspiration
Neutral:  Through no fault of the auther, some of the technology-related information is already out-dated.

Negatives:  Only the fact that I don't own my own copy!

Happy Scrapping!


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