Am i the only one who is clueless when it comes to doing masculine scrap pages?? I am a stand still on my wedding scrapbook because of it..Any suggestions for the father of the groom or the grooms brother???
I have 2 boys (and a girl), so I do "boy" pages all the time ... but, "man" pages are a little different.
I use darker or neutral colors and generally clean lines ... but other than that, I don't scrap it so differently than I might a feminine page ...
more brads, eyelets, chipboard, stars ... less ribbon, lace, hearts, flowers (though I have been known to use flowers on my boy pages, because I adore them)
more distressing and less glitter
more neutrals and less color
if using color, more brights and jewel tones and less pastel (though I hate pastels anyway so this is not a reach for me)
more sharp corners and fewer circles
more buttons and less bling
check out the gallery for ideas ... they are definitely out there
I was thinking I scrapped darker with less embellies for my DH's pages in our wedding album, but I really didn't... It just flows with the rest. I wasn't too concerned/didn't think about making them more masculine because it's the look of the album as a whole I was going for
the trick I think is to use plain cardstock and more simple pattern paper. Too much embellishments is what make the page feminine.
I'm a pretty simple scrapper no matter what gender I'm working on. But I would disagree about not being able to use patterned paper - you just have to find patterns that aren't "PRETTY" and that are in more masculine colorways. Strong geometrics like circles, stripes and plaids; and there are all sorts of pictorial papers with images of outdoors, sports, space, manly hobbies, etc. I'll grant you the majority of stuff is more feminine, but masculine stuff can definitely be found.
When I did a wedding album on the guys pages i used what ever the color of the wedding was as my guide I did a guys and dolls page on the guys I cut out the mens shoes and the top hat for the accents on the pageon the dolls I did the dress bouquet etc. good luck sweetie!!! just have fun with it..