Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Collage Layout Tutorial + Christmas in New York City Layout

Happy Wednesday!

Last week, I shared a layout using one of my favorite styles - making a collage! There were a few questions about how I put them together, so I decided to put together a tutorial! This one is for you Becky :)

1. Decide how big you want to the layout to be and what size borders you want. In this example, I am using two 12 x 12 pages - so they layout is 12 x 24 total. I also want to have 1 inch borders on all four sides of the layout. This means I have a 10 x 22 space to work with (after subtracting the borders from the total size).

2. Mark the space you have to work with on a cutting mat. Also mark where the center (split) of the layout will be.

3. Layout out the pictures in the grid. If pictures overlap, trim them to fit the space. At this point, I take a fast picture on my phone in case the pictures get knocked out of place.

4. Cut the borders for the layout. You could do this before laying out the pictures, but I like to do it after, in case I need to change the size of the borders after laying out the pictures.

5. Adhere your borders to a base page.

6. Transfer the pictures from the grid onto the paper. I just take each picture, and put it on the paper in the same spot that it was on my grid. 

7. Add colored paper in to the blank spaces in the collage. I line up the paper upside down and mark where it needs to be cut so it fits exactly into the space.

8. Add a title.

9. And journaling.

10. And enjoy your layout!

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Jules said...

Great layout and great tutorial!!!! I will definitely be using it in the future.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks wonderful and what a great tutorial!!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love how the collage looks!!! It's really eye catching!

Becky said...

Amazing tutorial Katie, seriously!! I'm awful with kind of stuff and you made it super clear! You should totally be a teacher when you grow up!

Tracy said...

Great tutorial…this is one of those "Why didn't I think of that" times :)
You made it so much easy to put one together.
Thank you for sharing :)

Gita said...

I love your collage tutorial. I tend to take ALOT of pictures so this is a very good idea. I might try it on my Germany layouts that I have yet to finish. :-)

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