BASIC SCRAPBOOK ESSENTIALS

 

Making A Scrapbook Online

The art of scrapbook making has now taken the country by storm.  Once a simple hobby of just pasting photographs and keepsake objects onto pages of an album, it has now become a hobby fed by ready-made materials, tools and kits where you do not have to create your own paper, cut out and collect your own decorations and design the pages through drawings and beautiful handwritten captions.

 

For as long as you have the photographs, local arts and crafts stores would be able to supply you everything that you will need from blank scrapbook albums to page templates and stickers for the captions.  It is no wonder then why many of the scrapbooks created by those who have just begun taking up scrapbook making as a hobby seem to all look alike, one way or another.

 

Although it is not bad to use these materials, especially if you are just a beginner in the art of scrapbook making, it is still a good idea for those who have begun to take up the hobby to do their first scrapbooks the old fashioned way to fully appreciate the beauty of the craft and to understand why this hobby is not only loved by so many Americans but also why scrapbooks have been considered as a work of art. 

 

Scrapbook Making Ideas

Creating scrapbooks as they have done before all these ready-made materials have become available will also allow you to tap into your hidden creative talents which would allow you to create more beautiful scrapbooks the more that you get into the hobby.

 

Just like any other hobby, there are a few essential things that you would need to have to get you started in your scrapbook making activities.

 

PAPER AND SPECIALTY BOARDS

Next to the photographs, the most important material is paper.  After all, you cannot have a book without paper. 

 

Since you are still a beginner, buying a blank scrapbook and specialty paper would allow you to get you started.  But try not to use template paper for the pages of your scrapbook.  Instead, create your own layout.  Start with a very simple one by centering the photograph on the specialty paper and then add the decorations and other mementos related to this around the pictures.  Eventually, you will be able to think of more and more ways to make these pages look better.

 

CUTTING TOOLS

Even if there are stickers that are readily available which you can use for your designs, cutting tools such as scissors, pinking shears and cutters would also allow you to try getting materials from magazines, newspapers and a wide variety of other materials which you can add to your scrapbook like a copy of a poem that you really like or the lyrics of the song played on your wedding day. 

 

Just make sure that you always put a cutting board underneath the pages that you will be getting your materials from so that you can make sure that the other pages would not be damaged.  You never know when you might find the contents of these pages useful for your future projects.


ADHESIVE MATERIALS

You may have all the materials that you will need to create you very first scrapbook page, but if you do not have anything to bind them together, they would remain fragments of a whole.  Apart from having a glue stick, paste or tape to use for sticking everything on the pages of your scrapbook, having a glue gun is very important since there are certain materials and decorations that cannot be held on the paper by plain, ordinary glue.  Examples of these are seashells, coins and charms.