Scrapbook Photos -- Getting Adventurous With Your Layouts

Written by Nigel Patterson

When you have selectedrepparttar photos for your scrapbook, youíll need to decide how best to lay them out onrepparttar 143094 pages. Don't feel obliged to follow any principles that donít suit your own design. There are no specific rules stating that all photographs or mementos must be placed in chronological order. It is completely up you to decide in what order you wish to place your items and embellishments.

Choosing Your Layout

You can place your photos in a formal chronological order if you want. You can also group them into formal or informal categories according to similar colors, events, activities, individuals or families. Photographs can also be placed into random or abstract arrangements, or collages.

Each style has its own place in scrapbooking. For instance, a chronological order might be useful for an anniversary scrapbook. Pictures and mementos ofrepparttar 143095 coupleís years together could be placed fromrepparttar 143096 first day they met throughrepparttar 143097 wedding day torepparttar 143098 present day with each time period on a different page.

Onrepparttar 143099 other hand, a scrapbook for a parent might just have a collage of photos and drawings to create a sense ofrepparttar 143100 character of their family and their lives together.

Getting Creative With Borders And Frames

Next time you want to find materials to make scrapbook photo frames, have a look in your sewing box or craft cupboard. Youíll almost certainly find bits of ribbon, lace or embroidery cotton that can be re-used to make fascinating and unusual borders for pictures, photos, text or even entire pages.

These items can be used in many different ways byrepparttar 143101 scrapbooker and help create a sense of theme or mood, as well as contributing color and texture to your pages.

A Scrapbook Page To Celebrate Your Child's First Haircut

Written by Nigel Patterson

Here's a great idea for making a special 'first haircut' scrapbook page. Betweenrepparttar ages of about 12 and 18 months, a baby boy or girl may go for their first hair cut. You've probably seen that there are many children's hair salons that offer special deals for a child's first visit. They have a special chair, take a photo or even videorepparttar 143093 visit -- and then later you take awayrepparttar 143094 photo or video and a lock of hair as a keepsake. So why not create a scrap book page to celebrate this event in a special way!

Here are some tips to giverepparttar 143095 page a fresh angle. And of course these ideas could be re-worked for all kinds of different kids' scrapbook projects.

Use Homemade Paper

For a unique background, try using homemade paper. You can make your own customized paper of any color and texture you want. This takes a bit of time and effort. Alternatively, try soaking a piece of card-stock. After a few minutes, crumplerepparttar 143096 paper a bit and then iron it flat again. This will closely approximaterepparttar 143097 appearance of homemade paper.

Painted Tissue Paper

Painted tissue paper can add a colorful flair to your child's 'first haircut' scrapbook page. To paint tissue paper, punch or tear bits of tissue paper into various shapes. Then, using watercolor pencils and a wet paintbrush, thoroughly coatrepparttar 143098 tissue paper. Now diprepparttar 143099 painted tissue paper in a mixture of scrapbook glue and water and place it on white card-stock.

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