- Better Scrapbooking
- Author: Vanessa Ann
- Paperback:128 pages
- Publisher: Sterling/Chapelle (August 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 9780806966052
So many guides on scrapbooking take the decorative-papers-and-stickers approach, and the resulting pages tend to have a sameness to them. But Vanessa- Ann's Better Scrapbooking treads a more unique path: 12 good-looking projects, each one a complete memory album in itself-from covers to interior pages-devoted to a different technique. Emboss and gold-leaf a wedding album, decoupage a tribute to family history, rubber stamp a collection of nature photos, tole paint a salute to the holidays, faux finish a celebration of the home, and more.
Excellent directions begin with an overview of the album design and the technique in question--plus a supply list-then proceed to step-by-step instructions for creating a few individual pages, and conclude with methods for embellishing and binding the cover. Most projects use albums you can buy as a base for further adornment, but in some cases the scrapbooks are built from scratch; for example, using card stock cut into intriguingly irregular shapes, or cardboard made into an accordion-fold book. Novice scrapbookers will find innovative ideas that go beyond the simple layouts of introductory books on the subject.
MSRP: $14.95 USA / $22.95 Canada
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