Size & Scale Using the Story Acrylic with Jess Forster

Have you ever noticed how using really big elements on your projects can draw your eye to exactly what you want the focal point to be? Today Jess Forster is here to share a new pocket page spread, and a little lesson about scale on your layout! Let’s see what she created.

Hands up if your a fan of the Story Acrylic from Elle’s September release? I think I love everything about it! The font, the size and it’s in my favourite colour to boot: white! If you are like me, sometimes, I collect scrapbooking supplies with every intention of using them, but then I don’t! This month, I was determine to not be a collector! Have a peek:

Supplies | September 2018 Kit, Quoted Journaling TagsSeptember Labels, Here and Now Stickers, Story Acrylic
In this 6″ x 8″ double page layout, I used the acrylic word to highlight the conversation my son and I had at bedtime. Fun fact: my three year old is now a chatterbox in the evening and this new stage of development was a fun moment of reflection to capture. Instead of overthinking where I was going to use the supply, I simply combined the acrylic word with the journaling tags from September Kit, Quoted Journaling Tags, September Labels and Here and Now Stickers. The idea was to make the Story Acrylic a focal point for the page, helping guide the viewer’s attention around layout.

I attached the acrylic word to my 6″ x 8″ photo of a recent picture of my son using a combination of red line tape and permanent adhesive. I was conscious of having a neutral background and found that the barn in the photo I used provided some consistent “white” space. I loved that the word looks so big on a 6″ x 8″ photo and creates a bold dramatic feel when viewing it as a whole.

Using the arcylic word was very much inspired by the oversized navy blue quotation marks on 4″ x 6″ blue journaling tag from the Quoted Journaling Tags set. I love how Elle’s designs have small, eye catching details. Remember, when creating your own layouts, keep you eyes open to the products you are using— inspiration is everywhere!

Bottom line: it is super fun to play with perspective in the products you are using. The Story Acrylic can be used in a variety of traditional, card and pocket page layouts, including a 6″ x 8″ double page layout, shown above. No need to hoard supplies—use them!
Thanks for looking!


  1. BettyLou says

    LOVE this layout. I’ve always loved the color blue and the piglet conversation…I’m in stitches also.

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