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Putting Pictures Together to Make a Collage

By Peggy Hazelwood
Create a collage out of favorite photos.

Putting pictures together to make a collage is a fun, great way to preserve memories. It's important to remember a few guidelines to make the collage appealing.

Find pictures to use in your collage. Determine if you want to cover an entire scrapbook page or posterboard with pictures or if you want to use a few that will leave some of the page's background showing.

Cut out the part of the photos and pictures you want to use in the collage. Removing the white border around photos is a good idea when creating a collage to achieve a softer look.

Rub the edges of the photos and pictures with ink and slightly smear the ink with a tissue for an even softer look to the collage.

Arrange the photos and pictures on the table first before applying them to the scrapbook page or posterboard.

Prepare the scrapbook page or posterboard by adding a background such as layers of scrapbook paper, or stamp images onto the page using a theme to go with the collage. Let the page dry.

Glue the collage to the scrapbook page or posterboard. Make sure the photos and pictures that overlap are adhered well to the page.

Embellishment the collage as desired. Adding ribbon as a frame around the entire collage or a trio of buttons in one corner can help make the photo collage page look more polished.

About the Author

Peggy Hazelwood began editing engineering reports in 1987, then textbooks for major publishers and now writes articles online. She has written business articles for the "Boulder County Business Report" and has completed writing courses through EEI and Career Track. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.