Archive for January 14th, 2009

Working with dark photos

Dark photos can be difficult to scrapbook.  I have learned the best way to scrap these types of pictures is to start with a dark background and then highlight the photos throughout the layout.  This will give it a dramatic look and your pictures will stand out as opposed to disappearing on the page.  It’s best to keep the matting at 1/16 or 1/8 of an inch.  Mulberry paper added a great touch to the layout below.  I tore an opening in the mulberry paper (use a wet paintbrush or waterbrush to make this easier) creating a frame which I then stitched to my layout.  The dark background works with the darker photo instead of against it, drawing your attention directly to the photo.