If you're new to the world of scrapbooking, Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking will help demystify the world of cardstock, patterned papers, eyelets, brads, and 3-D embellishments.
Topics Covered in Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking
Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking is an all-in-one guide for the beginning scrapbooker. This is the book for you if you've been admiring the layouts in a friend's albums, but hesitate to get your own photos out of the shoebox.
Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking contains full-color, step-by-step illustrations of the most popular scrapbooking techniques. Layouts from some of the magazine's top contributors are included to demonstrate how the techniques can be applied to your own projects.
For your convenience, the book is divided into six basic categories to create a quick reference that you can use whenever you need help completing a project.
Before you can get started scrapbooking, you need to understand the basics of the craft. This section of Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking covers topics such as using a paper trimmer, cropping photos, cutting with a craft knife, using a red eye pen and hand-writing titles. If you need to know which type of adhesive to buy for a particular project or the difference between a post-bound and spiral-bound album, this is where you'll find the answers you need.
While it's possible to create a beautiful scrapbook page with just cardstock, photos, and a black pen, embellishments add pizzazz to any layout. In this section, you'll see how to use basic embellishments such as stickers, tags, buttons, brads, eyelets, conchos, hinges, pressed flowers, wire, vellum, and die-cuts effectively.
Once you've discovered how fun basic embellishments can be, Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking will show you how chalk, metallic rub-ons, decorated slide mounts, shaker boxes, and paper piecings can take your layouts to the next level.
While some people prefer quick and easy scrapbook pages, others like to create layouts that double as works of art. In Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking, you'll learn how you can use techniques such as color washes, decoupage, polymer clay, rubber stamping, dry embossing, sewing and painting to create layouts that are beautiful and full of artistic details. Even if you're not quite ready for this level of scrapbooking commitment, the layouts in this section are guaranteed to be an inspiration!
More Uses for Scrapbook Supplies
If you've caught the "scrapbooking bug," you've probably got more supplies that you'll ever use in your albums. Creating Keepsakes' Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking will teach you to turn those excess supplies into one-of-a-kind cards and mini albums to share with your friends and family.
Scrapbooking, like most other types of crafts, has its own terminology. In this section, you'll learn the meaning of common scrapbooking terms such as acid-free and acid migration. The appendix also includes short articles on organizing your photos and scrapbooking supplies.