A Guide To Vintage Scrapbooking
A Guide To Vintage Scrapbooking
Get ready to scrapbook old school! Videojug and Suzie Jefferson show you how to put together the covers for your vintage-style scrapbooks. Learn different types of papers, techniques and accessories you can use to give your books a modern look with an old feel.
Hi! I'm Suzie Jefferson and I'm thrilled to have been invited by Kay and Graham of Blade Rubber Stamps to come and talk to you today all about what I know about scrapbooking! Hello again! Now we're going to have a look at how to create a vintage album. This is one that's actually on a wedding theme but vintage. As you can see I've used an old photograph, a little bit of glitter glue.
This is German scrap which is actually a metalized paper stuck down with a dimensional adhesive, ribbon, old looking papers. They don't have to be old as long as they've got that kind of feel - a little bit distressed, a little bit shabby-chic. This was actually quite a bright flower one and what I've done here is taken an ink pad, again, archival and acid free, and I've just run it 'round the edge just to dirty it up a bit and distress it and make it look as if it's older, which it actually isn't.
And the same here, torn paper and then I've run right around the edge with a dark inkpad. Simple as that! Now this one is a different style again. This is actually a board which I've painted over with an acrylic paint.
That is a little bit of vintage Russian text which I've put on with acrylic glue, top and bottom. The acrylic actually isolates the paper and that makes it acid free. This is a vintage photograph and I've punched it out with an oval scallop hole punch and again, I've gone around the edge of the photo using a dark inkpad and I've used the same inkpad to stamp here and again, in bronze.
And then these are little reproduction vintage postcards. Again, archival and acid free. That's just a little, tiny piece of a cigar box band bound up with a ribbon and then a nice plain paper.
And again, decorated on the inside in a similar style - text paper, stamping, stamping, stamping, an old ticket, little, vintage postcards again, and then running through onto the back. Not so much on the inside cover, although you still need a little something, old tickets. And then, finally, on the back, another little postcard, a little bit more Russian text, a little bit more cigar band, a little bit more stamping.
Nice and simple. Very vintage but still modern! Then, of course, the sort of paper you want, a little bit distressed. This kind of paper you can see this side a little bit of scuffing here and there to make it look old.
Not so much on this one which is very similar. That's more modern, more clean cut if very shabby isn't your type of thing. This one, again, you can see that the paper has been darkened on the outside edge.
And on the reverse, again, a little bit of scuffing on the outside edge and a little bit of missing and scuffed print on the little dots inside. Here, I've got a couple to show you. This is actually a very modern, clean cut paper because the image is clean cut but has still got a vintage feel because of the faded greens and the pinks which echo the photograph beautifully.
A tiny, little bit of glitter but I've stuck with muted colors so we aren't going brash and bright, we're going sort of more oldie-woldie. This one, mostly grays and browns and topes which echo the photograph. And, again, this is very clean cut.
The only distressing you're actually seeing is on the sticker, here, top and bottom, and on the lettering. All of this is very, very clean cut but, because of the muted colors, it's still giving you that very old time feel. Going through onto this one, a gorgeous bit of glitter 'round the outside edge but you can see that darkened shading that's been added.
Then here, this photograph. In both cases, I've actually worked around with a darker inkpad and I've actually taken a little bit of sand paper here to lift that image off and scratch it over to make it look more worn. That is a real vintage, probably about 1930, 1950, little thing of snap fasteners that I found in a junk shop.
But, because I've got a gel glue underneath, it's lifted off the ph