Impressed with the beauty of scrapbooking works? Do you want to start doing something like that?
Being a beginner in scrapbooking is not anything complicated, but ideas for the embodiment are an uncounted number.
I will take responsibility and lead you as a beginner to the world of amazing scrapbooking ideas. Go ahead!
What is a Scrapbooking?
Scrapbooking is a new vision of writing. In general, this art form is a story. You have a story and you want to tell it in details; it is scrapbooking.
You create a real chronicle with facts, such as photographs, things that are left not only in memory and other small things.
How to Start Scrapbooking for Beginners?
Start With Your Story
Your personal story is the first thing you need to start your scrapbooking experience.
Real talk, it is the most important aspect. When you find the story, the rest of the whole picture of scrapbooking will go light.
A story can be any part of your life that left an emotional trace in your heart. Let it be a journey, a long-awaited meeting with friends, buying a house and repairing.
What is Your Album?
The size of the album for your story is not the defining link in the work. You can choose a mini album, an album of standard size 8.5 x 11 inches or a large album of 12 x 12 inches. Album is one must have kits for traditional scrapbooking.
The size of mini-albums varies from 4×4 inches, 6×9 inches, and 8×8 inches. Between them, there is no difference, apart from space as inside as well as outside.
If you have any ideas how to decorate the free space inside the album, then safely opt for an album that is larger than the standard. But remember that such albums take up a lot of space on the shelf, are not compact.
At the same time, a small or standard size of the album does not require a lot of photos or decorations on the album pages, and also requires little storage space. So if you do not have many photos, it is for you.
Photos are also an important part of scrapbooking. It is the photos that create the mood and tell your story.
Therefore, you have to go to the selection of photos. To accomplish this task, make a choice in favor of a small number of photos. Mind, the main thing is quality, not a quantity.
Unleash natural selection and leave only the best photos with the best light and focus, as well as a clear picture.
Choose only those photos for scrapbooking, which depicts not only smiling faces but who really tell the story.
To finish the photos was not problematic, use only matte photos in scrapbooking. It eliminates the appearance of finger stains during operation.
There is Something about Being a Bit Mysterious
Each scrapbooking album should have a unique layout. Moreover, each page should have its own layout.
The page layout should be designed in such a way that a certain photo becomes the center of the idea. All other decorations are on the page just to highlight the photo.
Feel free to crop photos when there are a lot of them. In general, collages and nets from small photos are a great idea when you have many valuable photos.
Any experiments with creating a layout and placing a photo are welcome. The main thing is to make it noticeable.
What Materials Will You Use?
The use of materials is a significant part of scrapbooking. It is also important as the alignment of the ideal light on the stage, the selection of colors for the interior of the room.
The combination of different materials can be very dangerous and kill the whole idea, and maybe the work is incredible, that the reader will not be able to forget about it.
Everything that has a material form can be placed in your album. But you need tools for this. For example, you have cardboard and diaper paper. To fix, you will need a good scrapbooking glue in the form of a tape or liquid glue.
Buy small cute decorations or stickers. Sooner or later you will need scissors or trimmers.
In fact, what is listed above is not enough for an ideal scrapbooking because in general, it is a collection of a huge amount of detail. I have to warn you about the variety because specialty stores can shock you.
Not to buy anything superfluous, select a couple of photos from which you want to start. Then go to the store for the album of the right size, material, and tools.
You need colored paper or cardboard. A friend of mine uses a wrapping paper to focus on the photo. Typically, one package of paper or paperboard has many colors, but not a texture. For different textures, you need different paper.
Yes, most of the work will be associated with glue or tape. Therefore, choose several types of glue that can be approached to different types of paper.
You are a beginner, which means that first you will be engaged in traditional scrapbooking. Any inscriptions require ink, which will be suitable for general color themes. Get some ink of different colors.
Pay attention to the details. For example, some notes can be stapled using decorative paper clips, somewhere there may be lace or ribbon. Many use multi-colored scotches for fixing the inscriptions.
Do from the details of the frame, borders and something like that. The choice of parts is not limited. If you want, you can use anything from the peel of the orange to the fur.
A picture can lose its beauty if it is not finished. At the end of the workplace protective materials that protect the work from dust, dirt or breakage.
Scrapbooking is a very interesting hobby, which in essence is not difficult. You do not need to know a certain algorithm of work. Just follow the willing of your creative heart and you will succeed.