The Complete Book of Creative Scrapbooking

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Allen & Unwin, 2005 - Handicraft - 112 pages
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A hands-on guide to the hugely popular craft of scrapbooking. Helpful advice on developing creative journaling skills. Ready to use pull out templates and stencils including tags and script fonts. Themed projects provide inspiration on how to extend layout skills and use material in innovative ways. Offers inspiration and creative extension for the experienced scrapbooker. Packed full of ideas for applying core scrapbooking skills to other formats such as altered books and CD albums, cards and gifttags;even wearable scrapbooks.

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Page 15 - TOOLS By the time you have been scrapbooking for some time you will have become more comfortable with writing down thoughts and feelings that make up the journalling on your scrapbook pages. You will have discovered that there are several ways of recording journalling, other than writing it with your own hand in acid-free ink. Many scrapbookers like to use their computer to write journalling.
Page 16 - I hey can be used to create repetitive backgrounds by stamping multiple times over an area of cardstock; or they can be used once to embellish and highlight a particular part of the layout. More specific images, such as detailed picture stamps or stamps with specific themes, should be bought as required and if you feel that you will get value for your money.
Page 14 - The tools you need to put a scrapbook page together are put to different uses as your skill in using them increases and your imagination invents new creative techniques. Make sure that your toolkit is well-stocked with supplies of different types of acid-free adhesives, sharp cutters and a variety of pens, stickers, stamps and ink, acrylic paints and applicators. CUTTING TOOLS...
Page 14 - ... you want to fold cardstock for mini books, envelopes or cards. As well as a large paper trimmer, a sharp, pointed pair of paper scissors is useful for smaller tasks and fine work. Choose a lightweight pair with comfortable handles and a sharp point for getting into tight corners, and make sure they...
Page 17 - ... independently so it is useful for securing tags and mini books that you want to turn or move in place on the page. Metal charms can be glued, attached with eyelets or brads or tied to the page. These charms take many forms, from generic shapes such as leaves and bells to specific motifs such as baby,s rattles and wedding rings.
Page 8 - FRAMING PHOTOGRAPHS A scrapbooker should be on the lookout for the best possible framing of a photograph from the time the camera is pointed at the subject. Select a viewpoint and highlight graphic elements or colours in the frame: try to compose the...
Page 16 - ... decorative backgrounds to heat-embossed accents. Stamps, especially the range of newer and larger foam stamps, can be used with acrylic paint as well as ink. embossing fluid and many other media. Stamps range from sets of alphanumeric characters (in various si/es and styles) to words, phrases...

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