Titles – do you need them?

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Do you always put a title on your art? Or do you sometime choose to make a layout or an Art Journal without a title? Sometimes I choose not to use a title because I want other things on the page stand out and catch your eye.

  • Type of project: Layouts, Art Journaling, tag
  • Occasion:Title / no title
  • Style:CAS with artsy details
  • Techniques used:Fuzzy cutting, masks and stencils, distressink, acrylic paint, sewing, die cuts.
  • Decoration:Paperdecorations, stickers, stamps.
  • Main colour:Pink, blue, red, purple, green, yellow, turquoise

I have two drawers full of Thickers that I love love love. I have bought them to use as titles but lately I have noticed that I choose to make art without titles.


I think the reason is that I want the focus of the art to stay at the image or the focal point and I do not want the title to compete for the attention. A bold title can add so much interest to a page and sometimes it can be a piece of art on its own.

But in the end, I keep choosing not to add the traditional title. Instead, I like to add lots of text and phrases that take less visual focus but still tell a story or state a situation or attitude.

So, what about you? Do you always add a title to your art?

Please share your non-title-creations so that we can be inspired by you and use #TPCMagazine!