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Integrating Photos & Background Patterned Paper Elements


Hi, guys! How are you? Ann Marie here with a 12×12 scrapbooking layout process video! Today’s video focuses on integrating photos into the background elements of the patterned paper you use.  Here is a timestamp if you’d like to skip straight to that part! There’s also written directions here, just below the video.

So, I had this really beautiful paper. It’s got a mixed-media feel, and there’s some really pretty, photo realistic butterflies. My photo overlaps some of those pretty butterflies, and that feels odd to me to just slap a photo over complete elements like these, so I wanted to find a way to integrate them.

I’m going to very lightly draw lines where my photo was going to be and then I’m going to erase where the pencil crosses the top of the butterfly wing, because we are going to put those butterfly wings on top of the photo. I’m going to leave the pencil marks in place on the borders where the edges of the photo and the butterfly wings meet up to help me line the photo up again when I am done cutting into my paper.

All I have to do is place my glass mat underneath my layout and get out my craft knife and very carefully slice around the butterfly wings where they meet up with the photo!

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