How To Choose Your Scrapbook Supplies
How To Choose Your Scrapbook Supplies
How to choose scrapbook supplies. It can be confusing on what scrapbook supply to use on your piece but don't worry after watching this video you wont have the same problem. This is a great video tutorial on scrapbooking. Learn tips, hints, and tricks on how to improve your scrapbooking techniques. Watch now!
Hi! This is all about little scrapbooking supplies and embellishments. Some ideas on how to use them and some ideas on how to stick them down. Right, here in front of you, you can see a whole heap of various designs of scrapbooks everything from a huge post bound album, clip albums, little small tuck in albums, every single type of album you can think of that you will need for your scrapbooking.
The main thing is to check that they are archival and acid-free, companies like Kay and Co., Can Ban, Cameo, Laura Ashley, all of these produce their own and of course you are guaranteed that they are archival. Very much with papers we follow the American sizes which are 12 inches by 12 inches, this is the biggest scrapbook size that you can find and the other size is 8x8 or this is the smallest which is the 6x6.
They are all pretty much guaranteed to be square; always on the front of the cover you will have the designs in sight and then you will have your little paper behind. The nice thing between these is that the pattern is always scaled down to suit the size of the paper, so if you want a quick finish album that won't take too long go for a small one, you don't need to put too much on it. Even one big photo and a little bit of lettering perhaps to say who it is or what it is about or where it is or even when it is that's going to be quite sufficient.
Here are some of the glues you will probably need. This one is Collall; it's actually made for photos. It's a repositionable glue so if you're one of those people who stick their photos down and realize that it's crooked every time that might be a good one for you and if you happen to get any excess on the photographs or on the page you simply just rub it off with a finger and it will just simply disappear.
Glue sticks, again something like Tombo or Scotch, where they are made for scrapbooking. These are archival and acid free, permanent bond, very easy, just rub around the edge of your page, stick it down, end of story. These ones are various styles of glue, you just take the little plastic guard of the end and you just run it along your paper or your photograph and it will stick down immediately.
Wet glues Yoo-hoo is excellent for very thick card or paper, also for awkward little shapes, buttons, bows, these kinds of things. Silicone glue, gel glue, all of these works perfectly. Another good paper one is this, it goes on blue.
Once it has dried to clear you know that it is a permanent adhesive so just draw around your shape then stick it down. Now we're going to look at letters, text, letters. You need to put titles on things, you need to put dates, etc, etc.
these are epoxy stickers and they have a lovely raised finish, that one looks a bit like a type writer letter, that one looks more like a little tile. Just peel them off, stick them down, they're self-adhesive. Chipboard isn't, here's some giant chipboard letters.
They came like that; I've actually painted these and put some dimensional adhesive on the top to make them shiny. There's some more chipboard. Again they are not self-adhesive so what would I use? I would use probably the Yoo-hoo, the glue gel, or even the Zig.
Again, put it on blue, let it all clear, once it is dry then position on your page. Or here I've got stickers, peel them off, stick them down. Stick these on little tiny self-adhesive sponge bits which rise up off the edge of the page, very, very pretty, again just peel the backing off stick them straight down.
Right, here we've got a selection of little brads. Also islets are the same sort of thing, pierce a hole, poke through, open it out, and there you are and you can even buy them in little shapes like these ballet shoes. Very sweet and a great addition to your pages.
So that's just a little overview of some of the lovely scrapbooking embellishments that you can find and I hope you find that it is useful.