The key to creative design is inspiration. The best way to keep your creative juices flowing is to keep the designs that inspire you close at hand. A fashion scrapbook is a handy tool to inspire you to seek out the designs that make you want to sketch. Use it the right way and your fashion scrapbook will take your designs to the next level. To get you started, here are a few useful tips for keeping a quality fashion design scrapbook.
1. Consider Aesthetics
If you fall in love with the look of your fashion design scrapbook, you’ll be more inspired to collect scraps for it. Choose a scrapbook with white pages if a blank canvas inspires you. Or, go for textured recycled paper or handmade pages for a more dynamic backdrop for your creations. But take care that the patterns aren’t too bold, they may distract from your sketches.
2. Choose Either A Bound Book Or Binder
A bound book has the benefit of coming equipped with all the pages you need. And because they are securely bound, there’s no chance of losing them. A quality binder is a good choice when you have a number of existing clippings and sketches lying around. It is also customizable. You can take out or put in designs as you please.
3. Keep It Small
The typical size for a fashion scrapbook is A3 or A4. A small fashion scrapbook is easy to carry around. Portability means that your scrapbook will always be on hand whenever you find a beautiful picture. Keep a stick of glue with you too. This way you won’t lose track of any scraps before you have a chance to put them in your book.
4. Place A Blank Page Next To Each Scrap You Collect
Use that blank page to sketch the designs that the scraps inspire you to create. Don’t worry about making them perfect. The adjacent pages are just a place for you to flesh out ideas that will eventually turn into completed designs.
5. Don’t Just Stick To Clothing
A fashion scrapbook is a great place to keep track of anything that keeps you inspired. For example, collect pictures of finished looks. These may inspire your styling for your future or next runway shows. Keep track of shoes, bags, jewelry and other accessories as well and sketch the designs that they inspire.
6. Attach Your Fashion Scrap Book To Your Portfolio
A fashion scrap book is a great way to fill out a portfolio that still has some growing to do. Your future school administrator or employer will have a chance to get a first-hand look at your design inspiration. And if you have few finished pieces, they will get a better look at your point of view while you get more experience under your belt.
7. Put Your Information On It
A lot of time and energy goes into a well-designed scrapbook. Reduce the chance that you’ll lose it on your travels by writing your contact information in it. Include your name, phone number and e-mail address. Write it in pen or permanent marker on the inside cover of the book. That way there will be no chance that the page with the important contact info gets separated from the book.
8. Scan And Upload Your Favorite Scrap Pages
The digital revolution is here. Your uploaded scrapbook pages are a great way to expose your talent to the wider world. Include them on your personal website or Flickr page. Or, send them in along with your digital portfolio to make your application stronger.
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