Sarah McKenna shows how to crop photographs and create beautifully designed pages in this innovative step-by-step guide.
Photographs can be cropped in many different ways, and the card or paper that surrounds them can be cropped to enhance single or multiple images. Mounting - gluing a photograph to a background and cutting round it to make a border - creates a focal point for a picture; atmosphere and mood can be evoked with colours and textures. Many cropping techniques can be used to highlight certain elements, or pages embellished with frames and visual effects. This book, with its easy-to-follow instructions, explores all these techniques and more, including slicing, using tags, silhouetting, lettering, decorative punching, montage and mosaics.
A rich source of ideas for all scrapbookers, whatever their level of expertise.
Sarah McKenna used to be a lawyer, but is now a photographer and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. She discovered scrapbooking on a trip to the US in 1997 and saw it as a means of preserving and enhancing her photographs. Now, in addition to creating her own scrapbooks, she runs workshops on many aspects of scrapbooking, including creative cropping, mosaics, collage and kaleidoscopes. Sarah writes articles on photography and scrapbooking for a range of publications and has had her work published in the UK and US.