Scrapbooking for beginners: 8 step-by-step ideas
Scrapbooking is an interesting and versatile needlework technique for decorating albums, notebooks, cards and envelopes. She is very beautiful, accessible even to children and does not require special expensive consumables. We show you 8 simple scrapbooking ideas for beginners!
1. Collage of photos
From the shoe box you will get an excellent mural collage for photographs, postcards and memorable trinkets. Paste the whole box with brown wrapping paper, and paste a sheet of scrapbooking paper at the bottom. From thick thick cardboard, make partitions, which will be the basis for the collage.
From a medium-sized lace cut, fold the loop-handle for which you will hang the box on the wall. Decorate the base with butterflies, flowers, leaflets and any other decor. For example, you can use small flowers using the origami technique or from foamiran.
Paste photos into your sections, use corners and frames from paper tape. Decorate the collage with stickers, teips, small volumetric figures. From scrapbooking paper cut a strip in a spiral and wrap it tightly on a pencil - this will turn out a rose.
2. Mini album
Take a thick sheet of paper and divide it into about 12 squares - count the number taking into account the sizes that you need. Cut horizontally so that you get a snake - without cutting the last segments, as in the photo. Fold the blank with an accordion and connect all the pages with a strip of paper or tape. Decorate the cover with clippings, stickers, ribbons, bows and decoupage.
Take small photos and arrange them on the pages the way you would like to see them. The more free space on the page - the more space for imagination. Use stickers and signets, finish small details with colored pens, decorate everything with stickers and ribbons at your discretion.
3. The album on the rings
Decide on the size of the album and cut out two sides of the cover from thick packaging cardboard. An ordinary sheet is also suitable, but for the texture of stickers, a piece of synthetic winterizer of the same size is put on it. Cover the cover with dense expressive fabric - canvas, linen, burlap. Leave at least a centimeter on each side of the doorway, which you then glue with a sheet of paper or cover with tape.
Cut out a small square in the center of the front of the cover, take out cardboard and a synthetic winterizer, tuck inside the edge of the fabric. Print the size of the photo or image that you insert into this window, and paste it into place. The dimensions of the square should be such as to just close the gates of the fabric.
Make neat holes for the eyelets and insert large metal rings or ties. Cut the required number of sheets, make holes in them, and collect the album!
4. Hardcover album
Even for binding pages, it is better to make cardboard, if you plan to decorate them. So they do not deform, and pens and felt-tip pens will not interrupt through. For gluing, cut narrow strips of 2-3 cm, and for decor, make several bright pages of separator from color cardboard with patterns and prints.
Glue pages on narrow ribbons, leaving a distance of a few millimeters between them. It will come in handy for you to use voluminous decor in the album, but so that it closes normally. In the same way, paste the cover, tighten the binding with a gauze tape and cover with a spine of colored paper.
5. Gift envelope for money
To carefully and pleasantly give money, for example, for a wedding, you can make an envelope using the scrapbooking technique yourself. To do this, you will need colored cardboard and as much as possible cute festive decor - stamps, ribbons, stickers, artificial flowers, plastic jewelry, lace.
Fold the simplest envelope from a sheet of cardboard and glue a tie-tape on a double-sided tape. Scrapbooking paper cutouts are rectangles of the right size and glue them inside, back and front. You can stitch them with a zigzag or a beautiful hand seam - it's even more interesting. Glue butterflies, flowers, festive garlands, braid, beautiful inscriptions, and tie ribbons.
6. Color textured postcard
Take any sheet of A4 paper and lay it on a table on a substrate or just on film. Five more sheets of the same wet in hot water and crumple. Without waiting for them to dry, put them in a bowl in a warm mixture of PVA and water, and let stand for a while. Take out the wet wrinkled sheets and gently lay them in a pile on the first blank sheet spread out over the film.
While the paper is still wet, randomly scatter threads, leaves, blades of grass, dried flowers and other small flat decor on the surface. Cover everything on top with another layer of plastic film and leave it overnight under pressure. In the morning, remove the film and let the future card completely dry in the air.
Carefully trim the edges, glue them with tape, lace or zigzag on a sewing machine. Apply acrylic paint with sweeping movements with a wide paint brush. You need a slight negligence, and not a perfect one hundred percent fill. Decorate the card with bows, ribbons, ties, beads, and at the end write in the wishes or pastes of the photograph.
7. Chocolate Girl
Homemade chocolate is a simple and effective way to beautifully present the most ordinary chocolate. To do this, take a thick sheet of cardboard and transfer to it a diagram with a photo, keeping the proportions. Along all the fold lines, walk with the tip of a pair of scissors or a non-writing ballpoint pen.
Form a box, glue a pocket for PVA and wrap the future cover. For the inside, cut out from colored paper 2 rectangles and a narrow strip for folding. Take decorative corners, lace, ribbons and decor. Paste the chocolate inside, decorate to your taste and decorate the edges with a beautiful seam or lace.
On the outside, glue a thin ribbon and tie over with paper for scrapbooking or decoupage. For voluminous elements, take voluminous double-sided tape, add the colors of stamens and beads. Make a small decorative pendant tag for your wishes. When the chocolate is ready, all that remains is to put the tile itself inside and tie the ribbon with a beautiful bow.
If it is convenient to store coins in a piggy bank or in a regular bank, then paper money is put in envelopes or caskets. But you can make a beautiful and effective banknote out of an ordinary sheet of thick cardboard. And for the frame you need only three details - two rectangles 11.5x21 and one - 6x21 cm.
Details are made separate so that the bill holder easily and beautifully opens. Between them, connect them with wide ribbons of thick watercolor paper and mark the fold with scissors or a non-writing pen. On the front side of the double-sided tape, glue the synthetic winterizer rectangle in size.
Inside, paste thin ribbon ties and decorate the front side with blanks. Use pictures, flowers, petals, volumetric details, special decor for scrapbooking. Glue gears, keys, locks, small pendants, beads or any other jewelry on top.
Cover the inside of the cover with scrapbooking paper to hide all seams and fabric upholstery. Instead of paper, you can take a thin cotton cloth and sew a pocket or decorative patches on it. When you collect everything, leave the item under pressure for at least a few hours.
On a large watercolor sheet, mark the future box, keeping the proportions in the photo. Glue cardboard bindings into the sides and decorate the bottom and front with scrapbooking paper. When both parts are completely dry, it remains only to glue the bottom of the box into the bottom of the cover.