I have been scrapbooking since I was a child, using (gasp) construction paper, glue, tape, and pens. At one point in elementary school, I acquired a 12 x 15 bright orange album that was only for memorabilia. Photos went in different albums. I discovered digital scrapbooking in 2005 and have never looked back. I know it was 2005, because I still have an unfinished traditional album from that year. I love the versatility of Artisan and all that it allows me to do with my photos, papers, and embellishments. I live in Colorado and am a doting aunt to nine nieces and nephews and four great-nieces and nephews. They are often the subject of my scrapbooking pages. Travel is another passion that is frequently featured in my pages. I had traveled to all 50 states in the U.S. before I was 30 and have been to over 60 countries on six continents.
In this video, you will use the Grid cutter and Straight edge cutter to cut a photo into varying rectangles and squares and then use Color Wash and the Rough painting Artistic filter to give some of the pieces a different look. This makes for an interesting-looking photo.
Photography classes often teach photographers to get close to their subjects. While this can result in great shots, photos taken too close to their subjects don’t always work well with the techniques you might want to use in digital scrapbooking. Sometimes it pays to keep your distance.