Title Ideas For Heritage Pages
You will find heritage pages use few colors. Mostly you will see they are blacks/browns/creams and dark red and green.
Print your title on a leftover piece of card (white or cream is good) and sponge with sepia inkpad, or better still, spray with a bottle of distressed ink refills. Now screw up your piece of card (yes, I meant to say that!) and unfold and flatten it back out. Rough up the edges of the card (you can use the blade of a pair of scissors for this).
Back your title piece with mulberry paper. This is a soft, pliable paper that looks good with heritage pages. Rather than just have straight edges to the mulberry paper, wet the edges with a paint brush, and gently pull away the edges so they are ragged.
If you are not using original photographs, try ripping the edges of the photo all round. If you rip towards you, you will get the white edging show which looks best, particularly when you ink the edges in a distressed ink (sepia is good). On the sample below I have actually ripped the piece of scrapbook paper that the photo is mounted on; so either way is fine. Another alternative is just to rip one edge.
Frill always looks like a natural material to use on heritage layouts. Rather than just leave white or cream, try dunking the frill material in a cup of tea or coffee to make it look old. Then just dry it, and use it on your pages. Typically heritage pages use frames and book plates for titles.
Take a look under embellishments where I show you some of the many things that are great to use on your heritage pages.
Title Ideas For School Pages
Perfect for a school page is to rip a page from a notebook and write your title on this like you were writing in your school book. I don’t worry too much about the notebook not being archival as this will look nice and rough!
Not quite sure how you will react to this suggestion, but why not get your child to handwrite the page title on your main layout! After all, it is all about them anyway. If you are not comfortable with this, have them write the title on a separate piece of card or notebook paper and add it to your main page.
Take a photo of the sign at your child’s school and use that for the title. Enlarge if you need to.
Look on the Internet for an outline template of a book and either put the title on the front of the book, or on the spine.
Try to make a blackboard from card and print your title in white on this board.
Make a large pencil out of card and print our title vertically down the pencil.
TITLE IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN
Bold, thick titles in black die cut letters or stickers on an orange background is perfect for Halloween layouts.
Make a night moon to put your title on this.
Print your title on a large witch hat.
Print your title on a tombstone shape!
Often on Halloween pages you will see old, creepy trees. Why not make a large tree from brown card and use the branches for your title.
Find an outline of a pumpkin on the Internet (there are quite a few) and print your title on this.
My title technique with ink smudges would be good for your Halloween page. This technique is quite simple. Find an inexpensive alphabet sticker set in a size you will be able to use most often. For your title peel off the letters you need and make them less sticky by sticking them to your clothing until they are a little less tacky. Place them on your main layout where you want the title to go. With a small 1 x 1 inch ink cube in your color choice, swipe this cube gently over your letters horizontally, going a little way off each side and the top and bottom. Be careful not to move your alphabet stickers in the process. Now you can remove the stickers and put them back on the alphabet set so you can re-use them.
TITLE IDEAS FOR PET PAGES
Print your title on the shape of a dog bone, either directly on your main card or on a separate piece.
You will be able to find a free Clipart shape of a dog’s paw or a cat’s claw and print your title on it.
Draw a dog tag or find an image of one and put your title on this. You could do the same with a dog collar
Find an image of a dog kennel and put the dog’s name on it like the kennel really does have the name on it.
TITLE IDEAS FOR RECIPE PAGES
Take a photograph of the recipe book you are taking the recipe from, to become your title.
Photocopy of recipe and highlight the name of the recipe.
Draw an apron to put your title on.
Print your title on the image of a tea towel.
Roughly paint the area of your title say bright pink (you don’t want it too neat and the best way of avoiding this is to use a dry brush, not a wet one). Using chipboard letters or another option, adhere the letters of your title over the painted area.
Draw the shape of a fruit or vegetable (tomatoes or apples would work well) and put one letter of your title on each apple or whichever shape you chose.
I hope you have found this section on titles useful and you might like to print the pages of this website to refer to when you start another scrapbook layout.