Scrapbook – How to Matte a Photo

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional scrapbooker Suzanne McCeney demonstrates how to matte a photograph for your scrapbook.

    Suzanne McCeney

    Suzanne McCeney has been with ScrapbooksPlus since it opened in 2000. As a CK certified instructor, She specializes in teaching beginning through advanced traditional scrapbooking techniques. Her love of scrapbooking began in 1995 when she inherited family photos and had to learn how to preserve them for generations to come. Suzanne soon mastered the art of preserving these treasured memories with archivally safe methods and supplies. During the past decade, scrapbooking has taken on a significant following and Suzanne constantly tests new products and techniques that are on the market. She teaches classes and techniques that can help you correctly preserve your memories. Suzanne is also a creative consultant in the store and is up to date on all the latest tools and techniques that are available to the public. Keeping memories alive for future generations is her goal.

    Hi, I am Suzanne McCeney, and I am here at ScrapbooksPlus in Chantilly, Virginia, today we are teaching you how to scrapbook. Now I am going to show you how to mat a photograph. When we mat a photograph our focal point picture or the one that holds the most interest on the page is usually double matted. So, I have cut one mat a little bit larger than our photograph, and I have adhered it to another piece of paper, scrap piece of paper, and all I do is eyeball and trim off the excess to have a double mat. Then I will adhere it to my page. My focal point here is my one picture, and I have double matted it. When you are matting photographs, you have to remember that animated objects hold a lot more interest than unanimated objects. So, if you have a page of a lot of people, those are the ones that are going to pop out. So, if you have like a flower, which is unanimated object, you would probably want it a little larger than most photographs, and also double mat it so it will show. Now we are going to teach you how to journal.