Do you love looking at magazines? It seems all the magazines these days have pages displaying someone’s personal style – whether they be celebrities, designers, models, kids or even little babies!
Rather than following everyone else’s style, celebrate your own with this fun activity. You may want to do a fashion page or an “interior style” page of your room. Or you may prefer to do a wish list of things that you love and reflect your personal taste, even if you don’t actually own them.
Even if you’re not a big magazine fan, you’re sure to have some favourite things that you’d like to remember when you’re older, and this project can be a great way to do that too.
You might like to choose a theme, such as a colour, look (e.g. vintage, bright, minimalist) or favourite hobby. You might even like to create a page for your family members or friends. Of course, it doesn’t have to match the fashion or designer pages – your style is purely your own. So if you love rugged clothes that you get dirty by collecting bugs, then your style page should reflect that.
However, no matter what your style, the more it looks like a real magazine page, the more fun it will be to share with your friends now and look back on in the future.
Here’s what to do:
Do a little research by looking at “style” pages in a number of magazines or style blogs to help you choose what kind of page you would like to create and how you might like to lay out your style page
- Source images of your Style or Favourite Things
Photograph or find images in magazines or on the internet of “your style” or your favourite things. You might include your favourite clothes and accessories, toys, activities, books, games and how your bedroom looks. If you need to photograph your items, you’ll get the best results using a white background. Set up a “home photography studio” by draping a white sheet or tablecloth (preferably ironed) over a bed or chairs in a spot with lots of natural light. Try to avoid direct sunlight though, as it will cast heavy shadows. Use photo editing software to lighten the background to white, “deep etching” your items out of the background – just like the magazines do.
- Layout your page
Put together a magazine-style page which reveals a little of your style in your journal or scrapbook. You can even put the images together in a photo editing computer program. Some good programs are available free on the internet (e.g. Photoscape, Paint.net, Picasa, GIMP).
Print out and paste in your journal or scrapbook.