HOW TO EASILY COMBINE MIXED MEDIA IN SCRAPBOOKING

  Inside: how to combine mixed media in scrapbooking without compromising on techniques and photos   I used to think that mixed media and scrapbooking can’t go together. In my mind hey seem to contradict each other because how can I use “wet” materials like sprays or modeling paste with photos that need to stay dry. Of course I was wrong! Not only that mixed media and scrapbooking can go together, it’s an amazing way of making interesting and unique pages!     WHAT IS MIXED MEDIA IN SCRAPBOOKING   First we need to be clear on the two different types of craft that we want to combine: Scrapbooking is the art of documenting life with photos, papers and embellishments. It’s a “dry” craft that uses mainly paper and paper related products like chipboard, stickers etc. Mixed media is an art form that combined different techniques and materials. It uses “wet” materials like paints, sprays, modeling paste and gesso. When …

CLEVER WAYS TO MAKE UNIQUE SCRAPBOOK PAGE BACKGROUNDS

  Inside: how to make unique scrapbook page backgrounds that will make your layouts look amazing!   I always try to find ways to make unique and interesting scrapbook layouts but it’s hard when everything has been done before. I’ve notices that if I’m repeating myself and create the same scrapbook pages again and again the entire scrapbooking experience becomes boring. So in order to make things more interesting for me and make my pages more exciting I found a way to change things up a little. I’ve started working on making unique and different scrapbook page backgrounds that will be surprising and new!     Most of the pages we make have a standard 12×12 cardstock background. We sometimes use solid cardstock and sometimes patterned cardstock but we usually stop there and concentrate on unique embellishments, pretty photos and interesting journaling to turn the page into a work of art. How about concentrating on the scrapbook page background? Making …

THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A TITLE ON A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT

Inside: how to add a title to any paper craft project in a unique and creative way   Everyone has a name it is the first thing that we are known for. So should any paper craft project. A title is the first thing that you see on a layout, mini album or an art journal page and that is why it’s important to take the time and add the right kind of title . There are many ways to add that title with positive and negative points to each way. Which way to use is up to you but my recommendation is to try as many ways as you can to make things more interesting.   HOW TO ADD A TITLE TO A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT   You can create a title on your paper craft project from almost any material using many types of techniques. Here are my 5 best ways:   UNIQUE TITLE ON YOUR PAPER CRAFT …

6 TERRIFIC REASONS TO MAKE PRETTY SCRAPBOOK PAGES AGAIN

  Inside: 6 reasons to start making awesome scrapbook pages again!   Lately I hardly made any scrapbook pages and I’ve noticed it’s not just me. There is a trend to make Project Life albums or mini albums and the traditional 12×12 pages have almost disappeared from the scene. While making mini albums and project Life makes sense sometimes you need to make a 12×12 scrapbook page because you don’t have enough photos for a mini album or you just not into Project Life…like me 🙂 So I started thinking about all the reasons I used to make traditional scrapbook pages… I want to convince you to join me! Let’s scrapbook again! Let’s tell stories again, wonderful, funny, exciting stories, ordinary everyday stories, stories that will live forever and be a great piece of history for generations to come! And I have 5 terrific reasons to start scrapbooking again that’ll surely convince you too.     WHY MAKE SCRAPBOOK PAGES AGAIN …

HOW TO MAKE SCRAPBOOK PAGES WITH BAD PHOTOS

Inside: four easy ideas on how to use bad photos on your scrapbook pages   In the digital age we’re not afraid to take pictures and photograph things because we can always delete them! But I still have old developed photos which are not so successful to say the least and it really bother me that I can’t do anything with them. When I say unsuccessful I mean blurry photos but mostly un scrapable photos. Those photos which don’t tell any story, which have unwanted people in the background or not so nice facial expressions. The photos where somebody else took for me and I wish I didn’t ask because they are too close or too far or not what I wanted…you get the picture.     WHAT ARE BAD PHOTOS? Bad photos are all those photos that are unusable both objectively and subjectively. So these photos may be unusable in your eyes but they can also be objectively bad …

10 CLEVER REASONS YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE MINI ALBUMS

Inside: 10 reasons you’ll want to make mini albums for your photos   When I discovered mini albums a few years back I thought I discovered a treasure! I thought it was a genius solution for many of the issues I had with the large 12×12 scrapbook pages. I have to admit that since then I hardly made any layouts and I’m completely in love with the mini album concept. However I often get asked what’s the point? Why make mini albums instead of the traditional 12×12 pages? What are the benefits… why should I make them?     WHY MAKE MINI ALBUMS   MANAGEABLE PROJECT For some people, especially me, the thought of starting a big 12X12 scrapbook is just too overwhelming and time consuming. Just the thought of starting a large page, think about how to fit all these photos to one or two pages really discourages me from even starting. When I know there is a beginning …

HOW TO MAKE AMAZING BOYS SCRAPBOOK PAGES

Inside: how to make amazing boys scrapbook pages you’ll be proud of and most importantly so will your boys!   If you have sons like me, or you want to create masculine layouts for the boys in your family you probably find fewer ideas and less inspiration then you would for girly layouts. Face it, most of us are girls! We like girly things and sometimes we prefer to create girly layouts. BUT I have boys and I wanted to make boys scrapbook pages so I started researching this and this is what I came up with…     THE CHALLENGES OF MAKING BOYS SCRAPBOOK PAGES When you make a scrapbook layout you want it to tell a story and also make it pretty. With girly pages it’s much easier… you add some flowers and your job is half done. But with boys scrapbook pages you have a few challenges: THE COLORS ARE LIMITED Boys traditional colors are more limited …

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