Notes on Scrapbooking, and Layouts

It occurred to me that I have been very lax in putting more scrapbooking pages on here... I'll be the first to admit that I'm not very adventurous with my scrapbooking, I don't use paints or any mixed media stuff, I tend to stick to paper & related embellishments. Here are some of the techniques I use or am planning on using:

  • Cut out flowers or shapes from patterned papers as embellishments & (sometimes) attach them with 3D foam
  • Cover slide mounts with matching paper to highlight stuff
  • Use ribbon as photo corners
  • Use tags for journaling, hidden behind pictures
  • Mix different alphabet fonts & styles (flat stickers, chipboard) for titles
  • If using lots of coloured photos, change to B&W so as not to overwhelm the layout with conflicting colours
  • Cut out focal point of photo, mount on paper or card, then glue back onto photo
  • Use ribbons or fibres to border an entire page
  • Use vellum as frame
  • Rip & tear background paper; frames; photos & ink around edges
  • Sandpaper to create distressed look especially with white-core cardstock & edge of photos
  • Partially cover with sheer fabric to give soft, mysterious look

Here are some pages from the boys' baby scrapbooks using some of the techniques:

And a couple each from their birthday scrapbooks; most of the pages feature other kids and I can't be doing with tracking down parents to see if they mind me posting pix of their kids on my blog!

This is part of a layout, using vellum as frame & cut-out flowers as embellishments

Shall post more layouts over the next couple of days...