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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mats & Frames Part 2

Today we continue our look at mats and frames with a look at photo corners.  The Walter Harris page above makes use of both mats and photo corners.  These mats are a bit more elaborate than the plain rectangles demonstrated last week.  Not only were they cut with a fancy edge paper cutter, they also have pen work close to all edges which helps them stand out. This is also done on the hand-made photo corners. Note that photo corners aren't just for photos - here they were used on the photo frame, rather than the photo itself. 

Not all photo treatments are actual corner pockets.  In this case, the corners are simple shapes that are glued on top of the photo's corners.  If you don't wish to put adhesive on the photos, you can glue the corner shapes to purchased clear photo corners that actually hold the photos. Note that you can also decorate the plain corners with embellishments - like flowers.

This page has another set of hand-made photo corners.  Making your own allows for coordination like you see here where the title, border, and corners are all from the same paper.

This last example shows a variety of techniques.  The first picture is matted with a wide mat.  The next has hand-made photo corners, while the last two are mounted with clear photo corners.  Note that the title of the page is placed on the wide photo mat. 

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