Thursday, June 05, 2008

LO: A Map Collage - An idea for those extra photos

I just finished working on a gift album for my daughter (Post 1, Post 2 & Post 3). She went to Kenya on a school trip and this included a safari. As you may well imagine, the photos were numerous. Once I had finished the album I found that I had leftover a lot of photos of animals. Rather than throw them away I decided to make the last page of the album using them. You can follow the easy instructions to make a similar collage. It does not have to be a map – just look at all the extra photos you have and you will know the shape you want to make!

From the internet find a map outline of Africa in a GIF format. Print this out on a piece of paper the same size as your page - maintain aspect ratio while resizing.

Cut out the map.

Crop the photographs of the animals into small squares, cutting out the parts that I call the ‘dead’ zone – however do not discard these – they will make the perfect filler for your collage. Glue these, again cut into small squares, around the edge of the map.


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Then flip the map and carefully cut the photos, following the edge as precisely as you can.


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This is how the front of your map should look like:


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Now carefully glue down all your photographs, making sure that all areas are covered. It is okay if the photos overlap, or even go over the edges of the map.


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Again, flip the map and trim and photo edges sticking out.




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If your collage has more than one piece, use the negative of the printed paper as a template to stick down the pieces.


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Finish your page as takes your fancy!





2 comments:

Ann said...

So very cool!!!!! Thanks for sharing this.

Scrapitalia said...

what a cool idea!! I think I am going to copy it!!!