How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get It Scrapped

 

Use this 8-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Mount a series of photos in a tilted series across the page. Dina Wakley emphasized the horizontal flow with a series of stamped ornaments behind the photos and striped patterned paper that guides the eye through parts of her story.

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get It Scrapped

Oh Fun by Dina Wakley | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Vintage, Basic Grey; Alphabet: American Crafts; Ink: Jenni Bowlin; Stamp: Jenni Bowlin

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How to make this layout

  1. ¬†Trim and mount 1″ wide strips vertically on left and right sides of canvas. Notice Dina’s use of striped paper trimmed to place stripes running horizontally. The eye/mind will connect those lines across the page–and guide the eye through the photos.
  2. Trim grid or ledger or low-key tone-on-tone patterned paper a bit smaller than your canvas and mount centered. [Optional: add machine stitching at paper top.]
  3. Stamp a series of large ornaments across the page at about horizontal center.
  4. Crop 4 black-and-white photos to about 4.5″ x 3″ (landscape). Either print and trim photos with a narrow white border or mat on white cardstock. [Optional: ink photo edges.]
  5. Mount photos in a “jiggled” series across the page a bit below horizontal center.
  6. Handwrite journaling on brightly colored paper strips and mount with tilts at approximately vertical center. Choose a color that repeats one of the colors in your border strips.
  7. Nestle title into an area between photos, and add a small brightly-colored embellishment with it.

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