How To Scrapbook
Scrapbooking has a multitude of choices in how to do things. This can be a little overwhelming. Remember to start simply. If you can find a class at your local community college or craft center then that would be a great place to start. You can also acquire some scrap booking magazines since many of them have tips for the beginning scrapbooker. You can also learn basic techniques by buying an album kit. Be patient with yourself and you will find that scrapbooking is a great hobby.
Thanks to the internet there are now many sites that provide free scrapbooking materials for personal use. These sites are full of great ideas. The free items range from scrapbook fonts, graphics, poems, quotes and downloadable pages with art work and designs on them. You can also purchase an inexpensive scrapbook program that normally come with many free items that you'll find quite useful when designing your scrapbooks.
Scrapbooking words and titles that you are using are exceedingly important to your work of art. Alas many people don't pay enough attention to them. Later generations will thank you for the effort you put into these so you need to make an extra effort with them. This all starts with a title page. Use big lettering but not too big. Each following page should have words, quotes and captions to let future generations fully appreciate what you are trying to immortalize. If you find yourself getting stuck and are at a loss for words then there are a number of sites that provide free downloads to get you going.
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Traditional scrapbooking is done offline. This is in contrast to online scrapbooking or digital scrapbooking. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Traditional scrapbooking has the strength of being more personal since everything is done by hand. You have to spend a bit of effort to truly master this art form since it is all manual. Of course that adds to the appeal of a scrapbook that was made by hand. The love than went into making it will be readily apparent generations from now and I imagine will make the scrapbook a highly treasured possession. The downsides with traditional scrapbooking are that it takes a lot of space when compared to digital scrapbooking and is quite a bit messier.
Digital scrapbooking is scrapbooking done online. The strengths of digital scrapbooking are that the amount of resources for it online is vast. Also the amount of money needed to do digital scrapbooking is quite a bit lower than traditional scrapbooking. A traditional scrapbook can run anywhere from $30 to $100 and that is before you even get started. So digital scrapbooking make this art form far more available to the masses. Before you get started make sure to get a photo quality printer and use acid-free paper. You can also purchase relative cheap scrapbooking packages that will not only speed your work up but also enhance your artwork.
One of the great things about scrapbooking is that it can be shared with your family. Using themed scrapbooks is a good way to get your children interested in scrapbooking with you. Disney themed scrapbooks will make the experience a hit for all.
Making scrapbooks is a great hobby. But there are times when you don't have a lot of time to make one. In these situations take a look at making a mini scrapbook. These are fairly easy to produce and make great gifts.
Let's face it scrapbooking can be expensive. If you want to make scrapbooks but not drain your bank account then take a look at using all of the free resources that are online.
The art form of scrapbooking is a deep and varied subject. Definitely there is something for everyone. I've touched on just a few of the topics that comprise scrapbooking and I hope that it has piqued your interest and you will give scrapbooking a try. You will definitely be very happy you did.