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Jun

Creating and Designing an Astonishing Scrapbook

Scrapbooking is more like freestyle art wherein you can use any material that you want and place anything to be the content of your project. However, there are decisions that you will need to make as to which type of materials to use, choosing the photographs and other contents of your scrapbook, and the decorations and other elements that you will incorporate in your project.

One of the important decisions to make is what should your scrapbook be like. You will need to choose the type of material your scrapbook will be made of. The color and texture of the cover and the pages, the height and the width, should all be considered. You may also decide if you will be making your own scrapbook cover and pages or if you will buy a ready-made one. It all depends upon the availability of specific materials in the market in relation to your preferences for the project. Regarding the pages, you may also need to decide on the number of pages that you will need for your scrapbook. If you are buying a ready-made scrapbook, you may need to know how many pages you need at the minimum so you can buy one with just the right number of pages or you can buy refill pages in case you are needing more than what the available scrapbooks have. Scrapbooking layouts are another concern when it comes to the cover and the pages of your project.  You can work on it anyway you want and all you need to consider is the dimensions of your photographs and other scrapbook contents so that your decorative elements will not be covered.

Choosing tools that you will use in your project is another decision that you need to make. One of the most used tools in scrapbooking is a pair of scissors. Scissors come in different sizes and there are some scissors that have unconventional designs that cuts paper with zigzag edge, wavy edge, curvy edge, and a lot more designs. The most important thing is that your scissors are sharp enough to make a clean cut.

Scrapbooks may be a freestyle art but it does not mean that it should look messy. Aside from the designs and the content organization, your project may look messy when you commit mistakes in cutting and in pasting. You need to use the right adhesive depending upon the material that you will be using it one. You also need to make sure that you will be using just the right size or right amount of the adhesive to guarantee an organized and neat presentation.

If you are planning to have anything handwritten on your scrapbook, you need to make sure that you are using a good pen and that the color of the ink will allow your writings to be readable against the base material of your scrapbooks and other contents and decorative elements that you will be placing in a page with it.

Like any other arts, you need precision in some parts of a scrapbook so that you will be able to come up with an output that is nice to see and easy to read and look at.

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