Romantic Styles: Shabby Chic, Vintage and Heritage Those scrapbooking styles normally include many embellishments per page and different products, frequently positioned in a pasting style. They might present a lot of texture, painting and aging techniques. The shabby chic style was born with an English lady named Rachel Ashwell and says all about a life style focused on a romantic and feminine atmosphere, which includes the room decoration with floral fabrics, Chinese style furniture, a lot of patina and pastel tones. In scrapbooking, the romantic and sophisticated tendencies adopt the floral theme papers and pastel tones and always involve some painting, garnished with tags, buttons, brads or flowers.
In the vintage style you’re probably going to find embellishments looking like having been extracted from your grandmother’s sewing box including buttons, pearls, ribbons, metals, fibers. This style has the tendency of aging papers and embellishments because the tendency is the valorization of the old, but, with pictures from the present day. The heritage style has the intention of making scrapbooking with old pictures, redefining the family history. It differs from the vintage because this one uses pictures from the present day which are aged on purpose to give them a nostalgic and old air. Free Styles: Crafty, Anything Goes, Eclectic These are free style nuances. In this artistic line, the creativity rules and, the proposal is totally liberal. So, according to this tendency, styles and materials can be mixed and, it’s simply valid to add any object to the page with everything your imagination can bear and adapt to the work. It’s possible for art to be done from everything and with everything. The creativity can be seen from the unusual combination of products, colors and techniques. It’s a scrapbooking style normally linked to art more than to the documentation of memories. Little is deferred in between, however, I consider that “free style”, to which we commonly refer to in Brazil, is the same definition of eclectic style.
In the crafty style, the presence of accentuated and new techniques can be noticed, with the inclusion of rustic materials, textures and with a lot of space to innovation. In this work line, the biggest transgression of scrapbooking technnique is that not always the picture has that much importance, because the page layout, the techniques used and the decoration as a whole are part of the artistic mesage from the page.
Journalistic Style: in this style, the journaling is the central point of the work design. The idea is to create a visual image to the words, which are the central basis of this work and, therefore, occupies a primordial space, overlaying itself to the embellishments and to the pictures.Naturalistic Style: this style proposes going back to nature, to the earth tones, to the monochromatic colors. The layouts manufactured in this style can incorporate textures, sandpapered or distressed edges and, are always very clean. Clean lines Style: in this style, the page layout is well defined by light lines, which can be easily followed by the eyes taking us to the pictures that possess a distinctive place.
Fashion Styles: “hip and trendy”, “retro” and contemporary: they are self intended modern styles from the present time which search their own inspiration in fashion and design tendencies. The “Hip and Trendy” Style tries to present the latest fashion and design tendencies in fresh and always new layouts inspired in decoration, publicity, television, design and fashion magazines. It’s the contemporaneous style by excellence.
The Contemporary Style self intends actual, portraying modern tendencies in a clean style, with free and well defined spaces on the page and a tendency to the use of emphasis and strong embellishments.