Use this 7-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. When you enlarge an older family photo but keep the original crop, there’s a good chance you’ll have open space to accommodate journaling and titles as Emily Pitts has done on “Work it Baby.” Photographers weren’t as composition savvy, and there’s usually open space around your subject.
How to make this layout
- Crop/enlarge black-and-white photo to span your page.
- Mount leaving about 1/3rd of the page bottom open.
- Fill bottom third of page with strips of patterned paper. [Optional: Add string or stitching at strip edges for texture and interest.]
- Add narrow strip of paper, with or without scallop or punched edge, at page top.
- Mount two rectangular journalers with handwritten journaling so that they bleed off page sides.
- Add stacked embellishment cluster at photo top. This, with the two journalers creates a visual triangle.
- Use stickers for page title in open spot on photo.
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