I used real newspaper- which isn't archivally safe- I don't mind. But if you'd rather, there's different scrapbook papers with print on them (made to look like old dictionary pages). If you're a digital scrapper, I'm sure you can download a newsprint pattern or book page print.
|Cut the circles out. Then cut the centers out of the circles so you just have an outline. Once again, this doesn't have to be perfect-it adds to the "handmade" look.|
|Decide where you want the circles. You may want to wait to adhere them until you decide where you're going to place the other elements.|
|Place the title at the bottom left corner overlapping the circle there. I could see that my title was going to extend to the center of the page, so I waited to adhere the last two letters until after placing my photos.|
|Add your photos. I cut mine smaller to fit more on the page. You could place a 4"x 6" photo in the upper left corner. At the bottom right corner, you could do a photo collage similar to what I did or use a vertical 4"x6" or 5"x7" photo.|
|In this layout, I cut a heart out of newspaper and sewed it to a piece of card stock.|
|Here's one more example of using newspaper as the background for a layout. |
The only thing I suggest when scrapping with newspaper is to use bright colors with it.
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