The Use of Color and Photographs in Your New Scrapbook
Color coordination and contrast will highlight and accent your
scrapbook. A well thought out color scheme can help define the
theme of a page, attract attention to specific items, or detract
away from mistakes. Poorly chosen color schemes, on the other
hand, can cause your scrapbook page to look gaudy or
Background colors can either be matched, coordinated, or
contrasted with the colors in your photographs, mementos, or
embellishments. Matching colors add to the continuity of the
color scheme. Coordinated colors add depth to scrapbook pages.
Contrasted colors focus the eye. In this way, color can be used
to create the effect you desire.
A great way to see how colors look together is to collect and
compare color wheels from your local paint or hardware store.
Paint wheels are usually available free for the taking in nearly
any paint department.
Most scrapbooks will contain photographs. Even the most
disinterested reader of your scrapbook will glance at the
photographs. Pictures really are worth a thousand words.
Therefore, it is important to choose photographs that are of good
quality and clearly illustrate your scrapbook theme.
Any photograph can be used in a scrapbook. Even instant
photographs can be used in scrapbooking. Just be careful that the
chemicals within the photograph do not spill out on the rest of
your scrapbook. Digital pictures can easily be printed right onto
lignin-free and acid -free paper.
Always keep in mind that scrapbooking is permanent. Therefore,
it is probably preferable to use copies of your only picture of
Great Grandma rather than risk ruining the photograph forever.
Simply scan the picture on your computer scanner and print the
image on lignin free and acid free paper.
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