Hello there, Stefanie here to give you some ideas of adding movement to your layouts by creating visual triangles.
In the west, our eyes are trained to read from top left to bottom right. I tend to place the most important photo in either of these positions. However I want people to take in all of the photos, the title and the journaling, I want them to linger over the details of my layouts. One way of doing this is to create three spots of interest on the layout. It is important to ensure that the lines of the visual triangle go over the photos, if not all of them, at least the focal photo.
Using A Fresh Start
I like to use colour to create a visual triangle. Generally something with high contrast to the background, but that picks up some of the colours from my photos. It is even possible to create more than one visual triangle.
With the above layout I have visual triangles highlighted with black and white, so you can see that two of the points of interest are the same, but the third is different. This adds a delightful tension to the design because it is unexpected.
Using Heart and Soul, Everyday Essentials Fasteners and White Pattern Papers
When creating visual triangles it is important to add repetition with variety. Yes I could add three of exactly the same flower, maybe changing the colour or sizes, but this would still be more boring than creating clusters that include a metallic fastener of some sort, neutrals like wood veneer and pops of the pink contrasting colour.
I hope that this inspires you to create visual tringles on your next layout. Feel free to link us up in the comments.