Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New technique- Photo Corners

I found some interesting ideas in a book called Creativity Tips for Scrapbookers, made by Creative Keepsakes and thought I would share...

Photo Corners As Objects
Repurpose the shape of photo corners to create other things, such as Flower Blooms and Leaves
1. Stick photo corners pointing in towards each other onto die cut tag background in the shape of a flower. Each corner is like a petal for the bloom.
2. Add brad to flower center.
3. Fold larger photo corner in half, but slightly askew as seen in sample picture. Temporarily affix it to tag.
4. Backstitch a stem with embroidery floss.

Photo Corners As Arrow Heads
Turn the shape on its side and add a stem for fun, dimensional arrows.
1. Fill center area of base patterned paper with adhesive. Scrunch sewing pattern tissue and attach to paper. You can make it as flat or as rumpled as you choose!
2. Cut a large heart out of second patterned paper piece and ink edges. Attach this and the photo to the top of the tissue paper.
3. Journal onto your Heidi Swapp labels and then affix to heart center and base of photo. Trace around the labels with a pen and then a line of glitter glue.
4. Paint over metal photo corner to match your page. Let dry, and sand to distress.
5. Affix metal corner to page as shown and then affix ribbons "flying" from the "arrow head".


* Look for photo corners in metal, paper, acrylic, chipboard, as rubber stamps, and even as a font here at 2Peas! Use your imagination in tailoring these mediums to your needs!

* Use photo corners to accent blocks of patterned paper or cardstock on your layout.

*Go retro and classic with a black page and black photo corners to highlight your important photos.

*Make a border the entire length of your page with happy little photo corners all in a row. :)

*Trace photo corner shapes onto patterned paper and cut to create personalized embellishments


sophiesmama said...

Cool idea! Thanks for the tip.

Lavendar6616 said...

Making flowers out of photo corners is the most original idea I've heard of lately! Wonderful!