How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Mount Your Photos in a Tilted Band

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

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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