I got another scrapbooking-related addition: textures! It all started when I read this entry in the shutter sisters blog.
The idea is to blend a photo with another one (the texture) to get an array interesting effects. Depending on the texture and the blend mode you can get the original photo to look aged, distressed, brighter or simply weird.
Like what I did here.
Bit of a boring photo, but I liked the "look at that mummy!" that the pointing finger implied.
Usually the texture photo is only that, like a wall, plaster or stones, but I chose photo with a little bit more:
This is the final result:
When I blended the 2 photos I saw that it looked like my son was pointing at the duck. A happy coincidence!
Of course the final result does not reflect the reality. Both photos were taken at the Dublin Zoo, but he was NOT pointing at the duck. However the photo served nicely to illustrate a layout where I say how much I love the way a child sees the word.