Friday, March 5, 2010

Ramp Up - Scratch your photos technique

This week at Frosted Designs we, the Design Team, are showcasing our favorite techniques.  (or at least something we do a lot).  I have a couple things I do "often" so I settled on one that seems to "scare" other scrappers when they see me do it or I get lots of comments on it. 
So here it is:
I really like to 'scratch' my photos around the edges. I think it adds just a little texture and can really make a photo pop. Sometimes I just scratch a line for a border and sometimes I scratch more elaborate borders, like the arrows on today's layout. I just use a seam ripper and go for it.   If you're scared to try it, start with a scrap that you've cut from a photo to try it out.  And don't forget, you can always print another picture!!!


  1. Joni... this is just great!! Love the way you etched the photos... may just have to try that! And these papers are fabulous!! Too cute!
    Barb :)

  2. Hey Joni, It's Star from Personal Scrapper. I had to go find you because I knew I recognized the name of the winner on the Prima blog! You lucky girl, congrats! I added myself as a follower, love your work, havent seen it in awhile!

  3. What a great technique. I will be trying that one soon. Does it work just as well with photo's printed on your home computer, or do you have your photo's printed professionally?