Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Diverse Art of Scrapbooking

To the untrained eye, scrapbooks are nothing more than expensive-looking photo albums, but those in the know are very much aware that they’re veritable works of art. To a scrapbooker like you, however, your creations are where you can let your creativity spew forth untrammeled through the use of a plethora of embellishments you can purchase from a scrapbooking supply store, find around the home, or get straight from nature.

Using what you have around you is perhaps the most cost-efficient way to design your scrapbook. However, it may seem a little too reckless to just put in organic materials, such as leaves and twigs, without drying them first. If you wish to instantly capture that organic, back-to-nature look in your scrapbook, try to find dried natural embellishments from wholesale scrapbooking supplies stores.

If you’re worried that some embellishments might cause dents on the neighboring pages, you may want to use pattern papers instead. These can create similar visual effects as embellishments while keeping your scrapbook pages flatter.

A scrapbook is a hybrid of a book, a photo album, and a souvenir chest. Every page must contain several elements to be able to tell a story, not just a presentation of photos or souvenir items. It can be a fulfilling and artistic hobby that will surely get you hooked and keep you wanting to do more. 

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