There are a variety of scrapbooking techniques that can greatly enhance the look of your scrapbooks. While you don’t have to be a creative expert to turn out beautiful scrapbook pages, employing one or more of these techniques is not only fun but will add new dimension to your project. Let’s take a look at a few of the techniques scrapbook enthusiasts use to dress up their albums.
One of the most popular scrapbooking techniques is paper piecing. This is simply the process of fixing pieces of paper together to form a desired shape or design. You can use glue or adhesive and if you have never tried this technique before you may want to do a little online research first. You may find it helpful to watch videos of other scrappers creating designs out of paper piecing. Once the designs are finished, they are then used to embellish the scrapbook pages.
Another popular technique that scrappers use to embellish their scrapbook pages is made with a paper punch. You can buy a paper punch in a variety of designs, which can dress up your layout. Some people use this technique to create borders and others will make designs on the background of their pages. There is a lot you can do with a paper punch and after you collect a few designs you will be able to choose the best one for the particular theme you are currently working on.
Other popular techniques include stamping and embossing. Stamps are relatively inexpensive and if you do a lot of scrapbooking then you may want to collect several different types of stamps. Many scrappers get quite creative with the stamps and some individuals like to emboss the designs they create. You can also emboss designs on your scrapbooking pages without stamping. Embossing kits don’t cost very much and add an elegant dimension to scrapbook pages.
Using stickers in scrapbooks is a popular embellishment with many scrappers and, like many other scrapbooking techniques, there is more to the art than simply peeling off a sticker and placing it on the page. Some scrapbook enthusiasts even have their own sticker making machines, which is a lot of fun if you would like to create stickers from photographs and other items.
Don’t be dismayed if you are not familiar with many of the scrapbooking techniques that seasoned scrappers use. The Internet is rich with ideas, instructions and tutorials about these and other techniques that will help you to create beautiful scrapbooks.