Minimize dead space on your pages with this picture-in-picture technique.
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So many scrapbookers are using larger photos in their layouts. But we're going to use photos that are 8x10 and larger. You can't use very many of them, and sometimes it’s just too much empty space. Well it’s a problem, but we've solve it with a television technique called picture in picture. Picture in picture is a way of matting photos to fill empty spaces and then inserting other photos or journaling inside cut out windows. Or you can combine several smaller photos in a border to balance a larger image. What I've done here is started with an 8x10 photo. As you can see, this is an example where you have sort of a dead or an empty space, and I've already gone ahead and I've used the circle cutter, like one that you see here, to cut a circle or a window out of this kind of dead space. And now I'm ready to place something behind there. So I'm going to slide behind this patterned paper. And then to create a little more of a buffer in between there, I'm going to place vellum in between those layers. So you have a nice little soft effect at this point. Then I'm going to bring underneath it another mat that uses the same color combination and it goes underneath like so. So that you end up having several layers and lots of fun colors. And your eye will be drawn to this window, so you can use this as a perfect place for journaling. So I’ll turn this over, and you can see I've already got adhesive on the back of this little icicle word that can go into the window like so. And you can create as much journaling in there as you want. If we go back and look at the finish page, you can see the same example with additional words up in that window. Now that’s only one way that you can work with this larger 8x10 photos. If you look down here, you can see a photo that’s left large, and then here is a smaller photo that can just be overlapped. As long as you're not obscuring an important element that you want to maintain in the photo, you can do that in a couple of places. And in this example over here, it’s a similar kind of thing. This is a smaller photo that’s been matted, and on the back, you can see that there's foam adhesive. And I'm going to position this like so, so that you can see, once again how the large 8x10 photo ends up taking on a fuller image as long as you’re positioning the smaller elements so they're not overlapping or covering up the primary focus of the photo itself. Now this is great, you can use a larger photo as you like with smaller ones to fill out the details of your layout.
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