Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Let's Talk Tuesday: Journaling on a photo?

Have you ever journaled on your photo? Until recently, I hadn't either. After creating this layout I fell in love with this technique!

My husband took this photo of my little man. I was at a meeting while the boys were out playing in the dirt. I immediately fell in love with the photo. When I started working with this photo I really wanted to add my journaling right on the photo.

There are a few ways to do this:
  • You can add the text in most photo editing programs by typing in a text box on the photo (I use Photoshop Elements.)
  • You can print on the photo just as you would print on a journaling card by printing the journaling on a plain sheet of paper and then adhering the photo to the paper on top of the journaling and then run it through your printer again. 
  • If you love the look of journaling on the photo you can print your journaling on a transparency and then lay the transparency over the photo.

On this layout I printed the journaling at the same time I printed the photo by adding the text in Photoshop


I used the Imaginisce Perfect Vacation line for this project. I don't have a ton of travel photos but I do have lots of little boy photos. The colors and patterns in this line are perfect for little boys too!
Have you ever written or printed your journaling directly on the photo? I'd love to see your project. Leave a link in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by today!
 

12 comments:

  1. Adorable layout becki! I don't think I have journaled on a photo before! Journaling is so not my strong suit, I need to work on that. Thanks for the inspiration, I'm gonna try your technique on my next layout!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! I'd love to see your layout when it's finished :)

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  2. Yes, adorable! Love the journaling on the photo, the photo strip, and neat film element! I need to work on my journaling......my least favorite part of scrapping! Thanks for the neat ideas!

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    1. Thanks! Journaling isn't my favorite either. That's why I try to change things up often so I don't get too bored with it.

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  3. Beautiful layout, Becki! I'm really enjoying this feature. I've journaled on a photo maybe twice. Once in my own handwriting (and ended up hating it, LOL) and once with printed text like you did here. :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm so glad you're enjoying the feature. Journaling on a photo isn't something I do often but I really love how it turned out on this project. :)

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  4. That turned out fabulous! I have done titles on a photo but not journaling.

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    1. Mary Jo, you should try it! It's a lot of fun. Thanks for your sweet comments!

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  5. You layout looks great with the journaling on your main photo. Fun pictures, too! So nice that your hubby took care of documenting those moments!
    I have journaled (usually only a few words) on photos. I need a good pen, as the one I used on this layout http://paperandmusings.wordpress.com/2014/04/30/i-prefer-my-dogs-salty/ kind of stuck to the photo as I was writing it turned out looking awkward. I'm going to check out your other posts! I can't wait to see what else you're talking about!

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    1. You're so sweet! Thank you, Ruth! I love your projects! Finding a good pen when journaling on a photo isn't easy! American Crafts has a pen called a slick writer that it great for writing on a photo.

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