Albums And Frames / July 20, 2018 / Alondra Washington.
These are the basic supplies and materials that you will need for your first scrapbook projects. You will eventually find yourself needing more tools and materials as your skills and interest in the craft progresses, but I recommend that you do not buy all of the materials at once. You will just waste money because you won't be able to use all of them when you're just starting out, so it's better to wait until you've been scrapbooking for a while and you feel like you can comfortably step up to the next level.
In choosing the style, pattern, and colors for your background paper, it would help if you consider the photos you will be mounting on the page. How would the photos look with the paper as the background? If you can, try to bring a few photos with you (the ones you're going to use in your scrapbook) when you go shopping for paper. Find some papers you like, then take out a photo and place it on top of the paper to see what it would look like. For this reason, I highly recommend picking out the photos you will be using for your scrapbook before going out to buy some background papers.
Photo albums have been an English tradition for generations. Few heirlooms detail a family's history, record a wedding or mark a milestone like a photo album. The very best albums are made from high quality leather. It looks classy, feels nice and lasts for many decades. Plastic and cardboard albums fade or get discoloured easily. However, a leather album can be left on a coffee table to be enjoyed with no fear of damage from frequent handling. Also, it will protect your photos more thoroughly than any other type. They cost more, but they're worth it in the long run.
Rubber stamps are used by both beginner and advanced scrapbookers alike. They are very useful for adding ink-based embellishments to a scrapbook page, and they are very easy to use. Just take a few minutes to practice so that you can get the hang of it and learn how to apply just the right amount of pressure, and you will soon find yourself enjoying this useful tool for your scrapbook projects.
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