Welcome to this months Click. post where we focus on the photos in your projects! This time I saw a few cool multi photo layouts in the gallery. I thought I´d give some tips and tricks on using photo mosaics in your scrapbooking and even home decor. First, I define a photo mosaic to be multiple photos in any way really. It doesn´t have to be 36 square photos, but can also be 3 photos for example. Let´s see some pages!
Above, Christa used 6 photos on her 12x12 layout. The different shapes and sizes makes it interesting for the eye, especially her focal photo that is really front and center.
Erin created mosaics with 8 photos in different sizes. And doesn´t it look great with a full grid of photos!
On Maries page she used more of a storyboard type strip with her photos. I also love to use the same photo but in different ways like on this page below.
Here I used a favorite photo of my daughter in both black and white and color. It makes the page a little more interesting and add some layering too.
An easy way to make a mosaic of photos is to use the indexd size when you print. On my printer I can simply print the index of a file with a puch of a button. Research your printer and I am sure you can find a way. Ofcourse this can be easily done just printing out small versions of the photos and piecing them together by hand.
When we go on holiday or even as in this case on a weekend trip, I take alot of photos that I wouldn´t scrapbook on their own, but together like this it tells a whole story of our time spend. This mosaic was made at bighugelabs using 36 photos and i left one square blank so I could add some text there after I had printed it out.
Here is another example of a trip recorded with a mosaic. This is also from bighugelabs! To create this I used the 4x4 with large center option.
As you can probably see I am big fan, so I have also added a photo collage/mosaic to my Project Life album here and there!
I have also made collages where I have printed it on a 6x4 card and just slipped it in the page protector.
It is a super way of including lots of photo in one or two pages without crowding the page.
When I print my mosaics I usually open them up in Word and there I can resize them as I want before printing them.
I want to give a few more tips:
Lately i have used picmonkey for most of my photo editing. They also have lots of cool mosaic shapes and sizes. Here are a few examples.
Here is the typical before and after version :)
Here i have used the Pinter-etsy option, which is awesome to use on blogs!
Here are a few more examples where I have used mosaics in scrapbooking!
We have this framed in our house...
and here is the page I did with the same mosaic.
A birthday collage and here is the page I made with it.
Ok, I think you all get the picture (pun intended!) that using photo mosaics are great to include in your scrapbooking!
Now, go and play with some mosaics and consider uploading the pages to our Flickr group!