Tuesday’s topic featured the tears. Wednesday’s topic is all about the Modern Masters. Gosh, I love them. Seriously. I’d marry those templates if such things were allowed. Alas, a marriage to an inanimate object is taboo much less a digital object, but a girl can go wondering, right?
The masters represent … me. Cheesy, yes, but it’s the truth. They fit my current style of page design: where linear organization teams up with artistic brushwork. I add current because I change page styles as often as I change
clothes hairstyles. The masters classify as editorial because they offer plenty of room to share the story. They’re light, generally require little to no layering and they’re clean. Like a soft whiff of febreeze.
A few of my favorites offer gradient adjustment layers with layer masks, which allow you to blend a photo into a background paper. It’s the same technique I used to create this and this times two. I never tire of the look.
My page artists really enjoy using the masters. I’ve featured their layouts previously on the old blog. But I didn’t have the chance to share page artist Barbara’s amazing photo book creation featuring her family’s trip to San Francisco. She mixed a few artistic Summer Templates in to finish. Check it out! Isn’t it gorgeous!
I also love the flexibility and versatility of the masters. You can use them with minimal fuss or add a lot of layering and texture for a more robust page. Check out Jen’s page below.
I had said I would not add to the original set, that I could not improve upon the original version. At the time, I was correct. But good design evolves over time. New ideas begin and permeate. Thus it was so for the masters and I set out to develop a more refined group that captured the editorial beauty of the first set while offering a new twist to the design. Introducing Modern Masters Collection 2.
Though volume 2 works as independent layouts, they’re suitable as two pagers too. And those circles just aren’t circles! They’re blended graphic elements, which change the mood of objects underneath it. Let’s take a closer look at one of my new layouts using no. 17.
Credits: Patterned Paper: Jen Wilson • Brushes: Barely There
You’ll get various results depending on the type of background paper or photo on the layers beneath the circular blends. But it really increases the visual texture of the page. And it’s one of the reasons I love them so much. Remember, I’m engaged to these. Katherine’s layout below uses no. 16.
Modern Masters Collection 2 will be available for purchase on Thursday, September 22 at 30% off! But you could win them …
The Upcoming Sale Giveaway
I’m having a sale this upcoming weekend and I want to celebrate! Sooo … have you used any of my templates? Add any of the following layouts to the template Flickr pool by this coming
Friday Sunday and you’ll be entered to win goodies according to my random giveaways below.
- Add a 2-paged layout using any Lefty Righty | you’ll be entered to win a set of Modern Masters Collection 2.
- Add page layouts using my Tears or Curls | you’ll be entered to win a set of Modern Masters Collection 2 + a $5 gift certificate to my store.
- Add page layouts using the Modern Masters | you’ll be entered to win a set of Modern Masters Collection 1 and Modern Masters Collection 2 (or a gift certificate to my template store of equivalent value | your choice).
See a pattern here? Join me tomorrow for another blast from my template past!