How To Make A Mood Board For Creators

Hi creative friends, I have been dreaming of Fall have you? As I dream I also love to sketch and doodle. When I have worn myself out with all of that I make a Mood Board. I just bet that many of you have created a Mood Board at some point in your life too. Mood boards are a wonderful tool to use when creating. In essence a mood board is a compilation of inspirational elements that are super helpful in weeding out ideas at the beginning of a design project.






There was a time when I was fearful of a mood board. (that sounds pretty ridiculous doesn't it??) In my mind I had this running narrative that there was some perfect way to make them and that notion alone terrified me. But guess what?? I WAS WRONG! Mood boards can be whatever you need them to be!

Freedom! Personally I love mood boards!

I love making them...in-fact truth be told often times I like making them more than the actual project. A mood board is a wonderful way for me to visualize my project and they always helps me stay on track, they balance my creativity with the reality of the project.

I also just happen to like stickers and glitter...so this is a great way to prime my creative juices and let the colors pop and flow!




HOW  TO MAKE A MOOD BOARD FOR A CREATIVE PROJECT

First I think about what it is I am trying to say and choose images and products that I feel a genuine emotional connection to. When I am making my pompom wreaths I think a ton about colors, seasons, functionality, durability, value, size, quality and placement of the wreath.




HOW TO CHOOSE COLORS

I have discovered that it best not to use the entire rainbow! I just stick to colors that will remind me of the project that I am working on currently. Creating this visual theme to work from helps my concept to look more pulled together.




THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY

I suppose one of the things I adore most about a mood board for Creators is that there is really no right or wrong way to arrange your images! I am strictly working off the variety of sources that I have included to inspire me. My mood board is mine and it can be whatever I need it to be!





SIMPLE SUPPLIES FOR MY MOOD BOARD

Once my mood board is finished I like to place them on an easel or wall. They continue to drive, inspire and direct me. Once a theme, season or marketing campaign is over I put them away.

I have included an abbreviated list of supplies that I used to make my creators mood board and some shopping links as well. However you can most certainly find all of these products at any crafting shop too.





  • Stickers
  • Foam Poster Board
  • Yarn
  • Felt
  • Felt Balls
  • Handmade Pompoms
  • Affirmative phrases






When I create a mood board it helps me hone in on textures, size, shape, colors, patterns and the over feel of the design of whatever it is that I am making. Truly friends try using mood boards for your next project, they work for garden planning too, they are such a fun and efficient way to communicate your design to others or to keep yourself on track!







Thank you for joining me today and may all your dreams come true!




XO

5 comments:

  1. This is a fun post, Jemma. I never think about doing a mood board but it makes a lot of sense. And I do love this project, by the way. Happy wreath!

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  2. So much fun!! I wish I had room in this tiny cottage to make and display these. It's always fun to dream in color!

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  3. lowcarbdiabeticJanAugust 26, 2018 at 6:38 AM

    One word!
    Fun!

    I enjoyed your post, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  4. Let me just say, I love your low tech way of doing this! It's so creative and fun.

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  5. Hello Jemma,
    I started to collect things for a mood board a few years ago and gosh by golly, my mood has changed since then and so often that I can't really keep up! I am working on turning a bedroom into my sewing room. I really want to put up an Inspiration Board as a permanent piece of decor so I am really really trying to reign myself in a bit before I create it! I love too many things, too many styles, too many colors and it's hard to commit. I'm kinda like the dog who's chasing a ball but then says, oh a squirrel!!!!

    Your board is beautiful, the colors are pretty and if I saw it on pinterest of IG I would know that it was yours!! You have a style....I'm still trying to find mine! Thanks for posting, you've given me something to ponder!!! Hugs,
    Linda

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