Welcome to Day 11 of the series, FIND your FIT! (To return to the beginning, click here.)
Photos are important to us. That is why most scrapbookers start with their pictures when they create a layout or a pocket page. Let’s talk about options for small-sized photos and how they work with your scrapbooking style.
What do I mean by smaller sizes?
For the purposes of this information, smaller-sized photos refers to 4″ x 6″ or smaller. I thought that splitting the photo sizes into two categories would be more helpful.
- 4×6″ photos are probably the most common print size. They are easily-accessable, fit in your hands and albums, and don’t usually require much resizing after uploading them from your camera.
- 4×4″ prints are becoming more popular since the rise in popularity of photo apps, such as Instagram.
- 3×4″ photos are also being offered by more photo-processors, since pocket scrapbooking uses this size in many of the page protector configurations.
How you can incorporate them into your scrapbooking
A layout with a single 4×6″ photo or smaller:
A single photo on a 12×12″ layout leaves more white-space for embellishments and layers or for your background paper to show.
A layout with multiple smaller photos:
By using multiple photos on a 12×12″ or a double-page (12×24″) layout, you can tell a story with more detail. For example, adding smaller photos to a 4×6″ picture provides supporting facts and perspective to your layout.
Put them into pocket pages:
Pocket pages are great for getting your photos out of storage and into albums. You can combine 4×6″ and 3×4″ photos, depending on the page protector. Non-standard smaller photos can also be adhered to a filler or journaling card and slid into the pocket.
These are just a few examples of how to incorporate smaller photos into your scrapbooking. If you already scrapbook, consider incorporating smaller photos into your layouts. Experiment and find what works for you!
Shimelle Laine (She’s the queen of 4×6″ photo scrapbooking. Watch her video for some great tips for using them on layouts.)
Sketches for inspiration on Pinterest.
4 x 6 Photo Sketch Blog (A blog dedicated to sketches using only 4×6″ photos.)
Do you have any ideas for scrapbooking with smaller photos? Let us know in the comments below!