The other day, while browsing my favorite home decor store, I ran across a wall hanging that was 3D. It was created from multiple layers of the same image. I wondered if that same technique would work for my own photos.
Well, it did!
I am excited to show you how easy it is to create three dimensional photos using your own prints.
- Craft Knife & Cutting Mat
- Micro Scissors
- Foam Mounting Adhesive Squares
- Duplicate Prints of the Photos you Choose
Choose a photo that is easy to “see” the dimension- like a shot in front of a layered background. Make sure the image is easy to cut. For example, I have a group shot of my family in front of the Eiffel tower. There is no way I would want to cut out all of the intricate detail of the tower!
Photo prints are cheap! Practice on 4×6 prints before you work on enlargements- to see if the layers are going to work. I would also suggest you get an extra print, if you make a mistake. 🙂
Leave the protective backing on all of the foam squares except one. Position the top layer over the next cut layer. Allow the one foam adhesive square to adhere to the second layer, and then start to peel the backing off of the remaining squares. This will allow you to preposition the layer- and get it nice and straight without having a sticky mess to try to peel up.
I figured that one out too. 🙂
Choose a frame that has an opening large enough for your photo- but with some edge around the frame.
Add a couple of foam adhesive squares to the center of the inside of the frame.
Awesome for vacation photos.
Great for action shots! Check out the skateboard popping out of the frame!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).