Explore Mood Boards

You know when you find a design theme that is going to be the focus of your new products, how easy it is to get excited and not really have any focus? Give this project a try to help you channel your creative excitement towards a targeted design outcome.

Create a Mood Board
These fun and easy to create boards will give you a place to combine all your inspirational material for your desired theme, and you just need a few supplies to get started.
Take some time gathering items that represent the theme you want to use. Use magazines, paint chips, old cards, photo's, fabric, yarn, words, or anything else that inspires you.

You can create your mood board on any size cardboard you want, but if you want to keep it neat and have easy access to it I would work with an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet so you can put holes in it and keep it in a notebook.

Now start putting it together, it is similar to a collage and just as easy. You want to lay things out making sure they reflect the mood of your theme, the colors you want to work with, and textures. Cut simple shapes and make everything fit together, you want to see your inspiration source, not have it covered by something else. Don't forget to add a few words that will inspire you to stay on track.

Use a glue stick or spray glue for a clean application. When you are done you will have a board you can display while you are working on your collections and then put in a notebook for future inspiration.
These are just simple guidelines, you can create your boards as large or small as you want, with any material, or style. Why not make them more tactile, add objects that you can touch. Check out my post on creating a tactile board for more ideas.

This is a fun project and helpful in the creative process, once you start creating them you will want to do it all the time.

Do you have a board you have created? Send me an email to additionsstyleblog@gmail.com with a jpeg and a brief description of your inspiration and I will share them on my blog along with your shop and blog information.

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a great idea. I love the thought of being able to store it in notebook; that makes it so handy. Thanks!