Albums And Frames / October 27, 2018 / Zelda Turner.
With all the different types of photo albums and the variety of themes and patterns, choosing a photo album can be more difficult than expected. The best way to select an album is to look for a design that matches the mood of the pictures. A wedding album will probably not look the same as a vacation album or a baby scrapbook, or even an album from a night of event photography. The cost of albums and materials can also affect this choice. Most of all, a photography album should invoke positive emotions about the experiences inside. If it does this, the album is a wonderful success.
Types of Leather.Leather is the hide of an animal that has been dried, tanned, processed and dyed. There are numerous types of leather used for making photo albums. The finest leather is full-grain. It is usually tanned and left in a more natural state than other types of leather. Top-grain, or split-grain, has an artificial grain pressed into one side. The other side is fuzzy. Suede comes from the inside piece of split-grain and is fuzzy on both sides. Shiny patent leather is coated with plastic. Napa leather is extremely soft. Naturally, the softest, most supple leathers cost more.
These types of albums will also usually have an option to include text as well. Text is a great addition into photo album design in many ways. Graphical text can be included as a date, couples names, a quote and more. There is no limit to the wording you can include in the actual design of your personalized album.
For your "advanced" shopping list, I suggest getting a paper punch, die cuts, mulberry paper, and rubber stamps.A paper punch, if used properly and creatively, can be worth many times over the price that you paid for it. You can create dozens of designs and embellishments using this tool, and the price itself is relatively inexpensive. Paper punches are actually one of the earliest tools to be used by scrapbookers and it is still a favorite among scrappers today. There are paper punches for a wide variety of shapes, designs, and functions which you can usually buy at the nearest crafts shop.
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