Beginning Back-To-Basics Scrapbooking: Practice Before You Cut & Glue7:13 PM
A much belated post in my Beginning Back-To-Basics series - I know!
This week, we're going to look at how you can practice scrapbooking techniques before you use your actual pictures.
Before I made my first bona-fide scrapbook page, I used school pictures of my nieces and nephews to practice techniques. Now, this isn't to say that pics of my in-laws' adorable children aren't important. Using school pictures (or Christmas card pictures, etc) is nice because all you have to focus on is just the photo & technique - no journaling, etc.
Here are some examples of my practice pages:
Genius works of art, aren't they?
But here's a few things I learned from these pages:
- I learned about colors & how to choose papers based on the colors in my photos.
- I learned about matting photos.
- I learned how to print text "mirror-image" on my computer and cut out letters with a craft knife.