Hello scrapping lovelies! Welcome to another edition of our Three Way Series, where we show you how to stretch your stash and/or share some creative ways to better use your stash.
This episode has a little something for everyone: whether you are a clean, neat & organized scrapper or an artsy & messy scrapper, I think you just might find some inspiration worth trying on your next page. The theme is Deconstruction. Just like the gourmet chefs on all those popular Food Channel TV shows, who create those unusual deconstructed plates of food, we are going to take a look at a few ways in which to deconstruct our scrapbook pages ... or at least parts of the page! Ready to get started on today's Three Way | Deconstruction Junction?
Now, if you're scratching your head and wondering what this term "Deconstruction" could possibly mean as it relates to the world of scrapbooking, let's first take a look at the definition provided by Google:
"It is also a method of critical analysis of philosophical and literary texts based on Jacques Derrida's 1967 work Of Grammatology" as per Wikipedia. While I won't get into the whole essence of this philosophical explanation, I will point out that "it means that any given concept is constituted in terms of its reciprocal delimitation, e.g. being/nothing, one/multiple, truth/false, fair/unfair, beauty/ugly, essence/existence".
For me I look at the Google definition of the verb form of the word and think the first part sounds very conceptual, artsy and creative in meaning and interpretation. The second part of the Google definition is literal, concise and to the point. Combine those two ideas and they kind of sound like opposites a bit, don't they? Sort of like the Wikipedia description of the word Deconstruction ... "reciprocal delimitation"?
The funny thing is that when I went searching for images to help explain the concept of Deconstruction in art form, I found just that! Literal examples of deconstruction and conceptual, creative and artistic examples of deconstruction. I thought this would make an excellent post for digital scrappers since we all come about our pages in rather different ways and styles!
Now that we have a bit of a better understanding of the term, let's take a look at some inspirational images I found on Pinterest, so you can better visualize the idea:
Below, are some fabulous examples of art that has literally been deconstructed or reduced to its constituent parts in order to reinterpret it. I think these examples may speak to those of us who create pages that are clean, tidy, organized and possibly have a bit of white space. What do you think?
Not yet??? ... that's OK. Let's break it down (or deconstruct) it further by directly relating this Deconstruction idea to our scrapbook pages! ;)
Here's my take on Example Page 1:
Here's my take on Example Page 2:
Here's my take on Example Page 3:
So whether you choose to create pages that are clean and tidy or messy and artsy ... I think you can apply your style of scrapbooking to at least one of these Deconstruction ideas and create a truly unique and beautiful page with components that have been broken down and made new!