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.
Misc., Scrapbook Pages and tagged with brads, mulberry, ribbon, stitching on 01/14/2009 09:36 pm by Wendy