Weaving Photographs and the Use of a Collage to Give Your
Scrapbooks Artistic Flare
For more dramatic results from your photographs, trying
weaving two copies of the same photograph together. This
technique creates a three-dimensional artist look. This technique
would look great on a scrapbook for a graduating art student or a
scrapbook for a friend who is quite artist and creative. This
technique might also look good on a child's scrapbook with a
kid's art background giving the whole page an abstract look.
To achieve this technique, first you need two copies of the
same photo. On one photograph, draw evenly spaced vertical lines
on the back of the picture. Cut along these lines with scissors
or an exacto knife. On the other photograph draw and cut along
evenly spaced horizontal lines.
Next, using alternate strips, from photograph one and then
photograph two, weave the pieces together. To preserve the
rectangular shape of the photographs, start your weaving in the
center of the piece and work outwards.
Collages are congregations of photographs or news clippings.
These items can be placed in any order or pattern. Collages can
have a theme such as a single individual or an entire family
Collages create great funky scrapbook pages. This method is
especially useful for surprise scrapbooks meant to overwhelm the
reader either with all of their accomplishments or all those that
care for them.
In addition to photographs and news clippings, collages can
also contain blocks of text or embellishment. These additions can
be used to increase the busyness and overwhelming nature of the
collage or reduce the effect slightly by distracting the focus
away from the collage.
To reduce shifting of the photographs as you select an
appropriate collage design, place temporary tape on each
photograph or newspaper clipping. Once the display is set, start
permanently attaching the collage to the background.
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