SCRAPBOOKING WITH JESS
July 15, 2015 © 6 PM
Good evening everyone and welcome to Scrapbooking with Jess. My name is Jessica and I am a page for the library. I have been scrapbooking for close to ten years and started to really get into it after taking a scrapbooking class through Michael’s Craft Store in January 2006.
I’ve made scrapbook year books when I was a student in Upper Merion and people always loved signing those scrapbooks. For me, it was a more personal way to highlight a school year. I’ve scrapbooked everything from vacations to Green Bay Packers games and often make friends and families scrapbooks for birthdays and holidays. Everyone loves receiving my scrapbooks as gifts.
Tonight, I’ll be showing the basics of scrapbooking and how to place pictures, embellishments, and stickers in aesthetically pleasing places. The three different activities I have planned for this evening are scrapbook yearbooks, which is perfect for all age groups. Teens and college students could use these scrapbook yearbooks at the end of the school year for their friends to sign. Even adults, which could be a nice project you could show your parents, could use these for events and gatherings for reminiscing. The other two activities I’ll be showing you are vacation scrapbooks and event scrapbooking for events such as sporting events, concerts, and whatever important event you will have going on in your life.
I hope this is a fun evening for you all and enjoy!
I. GENERAL SCRAPBOOKING TECHNIQUES
a. Equipment and Materials
i. Rule and Craft Scissors: these give total control over where and how you cut.
ii. Decorative-edged Scissors: used sparingly, these add a fancy touch to mats and trims, HOWEVER DO NOT USE THESE ON PHOTOGRAPHS!
iii. Templates: a wide range of lightweight templates provide different cropping options, and are easy to store. Use a pencil to trace a shape on a photograph or paper, then cut.
iv. Punches: simple small shapes look striking when punched in coloured card. Larger shapes can also be used to cut out the important part of a photograph.
i. Glue sticks: cheap and easy way to stick light items to paper and photographs.
ii. Spray: allows for something that is stuck down to be peeled off and then reapplied. Spray outside or in well-ventilated area.
iii. Foam pads: can be used to raise an element on a layout.
iv. Glue dots and glue lines: the cleanest way of applying pictures to a scrapbook. Also doesn’t ruin pictures with age.
v. Double sided tape: like glue dots.
vi. PVA (white) glue: Will hold everything, including 3-D items such as fasteners, shells, or charms.
vii. Stickers: both decorative and helpful… it can be useful to position a picture into place.
c. Paper and Card
i. Page kits
ii. Self-coloured Card (Stock)
iii. Patterned Paper
iv. Textured and Embossed Paper
v. Suede Paper
vi. Glitter Paper
vii. Cut and Mini Album Packs
viii. Lace Papers
ix. Vellum Sheets
i. Stickers: a staple of scrapbooking, stickers are available in every colour, size and design. Stickers are an easy way to embellish a page quickly.
ii. Fabric Stickers: adds textual interest to a layout.
iii. 3D Stickers: built up from two or more layers of card, ready to be added to a page. Popular themes are travel and baby.
iv. Stamping: used to create a theme on background paper. Stamped images could be coloured, cut out, and used like stickers to lend to a page.
v. Painting: acrylic paint can be used to create any design on backing paper, and with the wide range of colours, it’s easy to match a photograph.
vi. Templates: can help customize layouts.
vii. Buttons and Gems: stitch or stick these to a layout as embellishments. Great to add some sophistication to a page.
viii. Memorabilia: adds significant to a layout. When you go travelling or to a concert, you can save everything to go along with your photographs.
ix. Memorabilia Pockets: useful to keep memorabilia that can’t be glued secure and neat in one place.
x. Attachments: Special souvenir.
xi. Paper Charms: Embossed printed and foiled charms can add a depth to the page.
e. Choosing Colours
i. The background should flatter the photographs rather than overpower them and its style needs to be in keeping with the subject matter.
ii. Complementary Colours: allow the photographs to dictate your choice of background colours, rather than choosing the paper and you’re praying that the pictures will match it. Hold photos against a wide array of different colours.
iii. Monochrome Schemes: Restrict colours by using a pattern that only uses single colour.
iv. Combining Patterned Papers
v. Bold Patterns: some patterned papers are bold and dramatic, but won’t overwhelm photographs if they are paired with strong images or colours. Close ups of faces or objects work the best.
a. Perfect to begin at the beginning of the school year. Take pictures of all events you’ve experienced during that school year.
i. Personal Milestones/Achievements
iii. Dances, Marching Band, Reading Olympics, other Events
iv. Family and Friends
v. Pages for your friends to sign
b. Use lettering techniques I will show them.
c. Different Embellishments
iv. Memorabilia Pockets
d. Show my incomplete college yearbook from 2011 to show them the older one gets in school, how things can change. Though, it should still be fun and reminiscent.
a. Letter Techniques
iii. Fun fonts
iii. Memorabilia Pockets
v. 3D Stickers
IV. SPECIFIC EVENTS
a. See VACATION.
a. Show quiliting techniques or creating their own albums instead of buying albums. Could save them a lot of money.
b. Thank you for attending. I hope this class was informative and gave you ideas on how to create your own scrapbooks for every life experience.
c. Have a great night!
Though I'm hoping my NYC Baymax pictures arrive tomorrow. I hope all of my NYC photos arrive tomorrow.
Story about this photo and another NJ Transit train photo at a later time. Maybe I'll teach journaling tomorrow night.