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101 Scrapbooking Tips April 1, 2006

Filed under: Scrapbooking — scrapncraft @ 8:16 am

Here is just SOME of the information you will find inside 101 Scrapbooking Tips:

  • Realize that you do not need a lot of supplies to start your first scrapbook
  • Learn to create "Photograph Mosaics" for a "funky" look
  • Understand what to consider when adding puzzle pieces to your pages
  • Learn how to correctly add feathers to your scrapbook for an exotic look
  • Learn how to correctly add dried flowers to your pages for a "homey" look
  • Discover how tags can add a sense of professionalism to your project
  • Learn what you can do to fix mistakes… WITHOUT starting over
  • Find out how to use glass marbles to create a unique magnifying effect
  • Learn how to "tie-dye" with wax paper
  • Learn to create embossed foil for an antique look
  • Discover the usefulness of magnetic sheets for ever-changing scrapbook pages
  • Discover the unique look Shrink Paper can have on your photographs
  • Learn how to smudge your scrapbook…on purpose
  • Learn how to change the tint of photographs without a computer
  • Realize that some markers bleed and will ruin your scrapbook – learn which markers are best for your project
  • Discover the usefulness of wax pencils
  • Learn to create pockets to keep precious items temporary members of your scrapbook
  • Learn to add the technique of Faux Painting to your designs
  • Find out how to give a chalk appearance without dealing with the mess of chalk
  • Discover how to create a rusted metal appearance without using rusted metal
  • Find out how to highlight certain objects with Dry-brushing
  • Understand the importance of a color scheme and how it will affect YOUR scrapbook's appearance
  • Realize that some photographs contain chemicals that might spell disaster for your book
  • Understand that chronological is not the ONLY choice when selecting order
  • Find out what you need to consider when adding text
  • Learn how to add "curled edges" to your scrapbook for a unique effect
  • Learn how to make your scrapbook capture an "antique" feel
  • Learn how to add "Macaroni Art" to your scrapbook with out the hassle or mess
  • Discover the art of weaving photographs for a 3D look
  • Discover how to add "Popcorn Garlands" to your Christmas scrapbook
  • Learn to create Pop-Up Windows for an interactive scrapbook
  • Discover the wonders of Moldable Foam
  • Learn some tips for "embellishing" your scrapbook
  • Learn to choose the layout that works best for you. (Think shapes.)
  • Discover two unique substitutes for ribbon and lace
  • Learn how to use Embroidery Cotton to enhance your scrapbook
  • Understand how spacing can effect the feel of your project
  • Discover why old glue and paste methods are a thing of the past
  • Learn to create homemade paper for use in your scrapbook
  • Find out what "punching" means … It's not violent, I swear!
  • Find out how to add a look of elegance to your project with "Leather"
  • Discover how to use chalk to accent photographs
  • Discover what elements you need to pay attention to in order to keep your scrapbook from aging
  • Learn how to protect your scrapbook when including newspaper articles
  • Find where you can find graphics for your scrapbook for free
  • Learn how to use Vellum to create shadows and shade changes
  • Learn how to effectively add book jackets to your project
  • Discover a type of tape that will instantly add dimension to your pages
  • Learn how to effective use Hemp to add a "Western" feel
  • Discover different types of paper that can add a unique feel to your project
  • Learn to create woven backgrounds for a natural feel
  • Learn to use painted tissue paper to add a colorful flair
  • Learn the little-known secret for effectively adding glitter to your pages
  • Rediscover a technique you probably last did in elementary school to create great designs
  • Learn to create accents with acrylic paints
  • Discover how you can use Kool-Aid to dye fabric. Brilliant!
  • Find out how "painting with heat" can create an awesome metallic effect
  • Discover 4 cheap items that can help turn you into a scrapbook-ing pro!
  • Find 3 questions to ask yourself when selecting a theme
  • Learn when to use stickers and when they need to be LEFT OUT
  • Discover what you can do with rubber stamps … or even cotton balls to spice up your pages
  • Find out that "tearing" can actually be a good thing
  • Discover how to create a childlike look with beads
  • Discover how to create your own fabric flowers
  • Discover the use of Stained Glass Mosaics to add an elegant or religious feel to your project

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Basic Scrapbooking Tools

Filed under: Scrapbooking — scrapncraft @ 8:16 am

The tools listed below are basics.  These are tools that every scrapbooker should have.  Add more tools as you advance in your scrapbooking education.

 Tool #1 – Pencil

Tool #2 – Pencil Sharpener

Tool #3 – Black Archival pen for journaling

Tool #4 – Photo adheisive

Tool #5 – Paper Adheisive

Tool #6 – Portable Trimmer

Tool #7 – Ruler

Tool #8 – Small scissors

Tool #9 – Art gum eraser

 Now, these are in an order…but, you will find which one is the most important to you!