June 23, 2016
On Thursday's Techniques today we are giving some tips to scrapbookers on working with mattes for your pictures.
As most of you realize, any 4x6 picture can most always have at least 1/4" trimmed from a side and from the top or bottom. By trimming that small amount from a picture you now can maximize your 12"x12" scrapbook paper to its' fullest. You can get 6 mattes out of one34 piece of cardstock. The diagram below will show you how it will look cut. You will first of all cut your cardstock 6"x12" and then cut each of those at 4", getting 3 from each piece.
This is how the picture would look like with a quarter inch matte.
Now here is how you can still use a 4"x6" first matte and
we will now add a next matte that would be 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" and make the picture 3 1/2" x 5 1/2", but when all done the picture with mattes equals 4"x6". See the example below:
|Matte size between picture & orange matte|
Next week I will continue with mattes and I will show you another idea for matting a 4"x6" picture. Be sure to check back for more tips next week!!