This week the design team has come up with some ingenious ways to alter what should be the main focus of a scrapbook layout – the photo!
We invite you to be inspired by our design team and the projects below and perhaps try some photo altering for yourself – on cards, layouts, canvas or whatever! In return we've got a prize pack to give away - if you want to give it a try we’d love to showcase them in a blog post next week. Please try to use Aussie Scrap Source products where you can.
Email pics of your altered photo projects to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Tuesday 2nd October for a chance to win one of our fabulous prize packs!
One of the key elements in this piece of mix media is the photo Leeann says. It plays an important part of the finished look. To achieve a mix media balance Leeann has used a stamping technique on her photo. This provides textural illusions at the same time. Notice how the stamping continues off the photo to blend in with the artsy background.
Step one: Start preparing your mix media background, swiping paint, stamping with bubble wrap, stamps, wax crayons, gluing tissue paper down.
Print out photo and adhere to background.
Using the Martha Stewart glue and sealer decoupage, apply a small thin coat over the photo onto the page.
Allow to dry.
Squeeze a blob of black paint onto a scrap of cardstock.
Use a thick sheet of cardboard and swipe the edge through the paint.
Now repeatedly stamp the edges on and off the photo.
Finish off by stamping a grid like pattern off the photo.
This help to unify the two together.
Kim has added texture to her photo by printing it onto canvas photo paper and then distressing the edges of the photo by pulling the threads in the canvass. This is a simple but effective technique to add texture and interest to your photos.
Step 1 - Print photo onto photo canvas paper following instructions provided with the paper.
Step 2 - Trim around the photo leaving a small border
Step 3 - pull threads in the canvass paper with a sharp tool to give a distressed edge.
As you can see from her layouts above, Louise has taken a very simple approach to altering her photo. She has printed the photo out in black and white and then coloured in the flower using water colour paint.