How to make crafts using scrapbooking technique

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How to make crafts using scrapbooking technique
How to make crafts using scrapbooking technique

The scrapbooking technique allows you to make a beautiful postcard with your own hands, make a photo album and hang it on the wall, like a panel. Thanks to the many step-by-step photographs presented in the master classes, even children can master this art. The content of the article:

  • Photo frame
  • How to make a photo album
  • Designer notebook
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Panels for photos
  • DIY postcards

Scrapbooking is a type of handicraft that helps in the production and design of personal and family photo albums, postcards, notebooks. Literally translated from English as "a book of clippings". There are several varieties of this art. The lightest scrapbooking options will be presented below.

How to frame a photo frame with flowers

Photo frame with flowers

This is how beautiful it will turn out for you as a result.

As you can see, the photo frame is decorated with flowers. See how to make such a decoration element. To make it, you will need the following items:

  • special paper for scrapbooking or other thick paper;
  • scissors;
  • a template for flowers or a curly hole punch;
  • glue;
  • distress ink.

Often, a curly hole punch is required for scrapbooking, which you can buy at a craft store.

If you do not have a curly hole punch, then cut out a template for flowers from cardboard or use special knives to cut out such elements.

The next photo shows which flowers with six petals need to be made. Here they are made using a figured hole punch.

Hole punch paper shape

For one such flower, you will need to make 3 identical blanks, but then they need to be decorated in different ways. Make an incision on the first workpiece between the petals. For the second workpiece, cut 2, for the third - one petal. Do not throw away these small elements, they will still be useful to us.

Blanks for paper flowers

Cover the edges of the petals with distress ink. To ensure that the finished flower has the correct shape and is not too bulky, fold it as shown in the photo and cut off the tip.

Cut off the edge of the workpiece

Now put some glue on the petal left from the cut, put the right one on it. Decorate all three flowers in this way.

We glue the edges of the workpiece

Here's what you should get.

The final view of the workpiece

Now we need to give the colors a more realistic look. To do this, twist the edges of the petals with a wooden stick or, for example, a pencil.

We twist the edges of the workpiece

These are the elements of the postcard made using the scrapbooking technique.

Ready-made blanks for three layers of a flower

Now put the middle element on the blank of the large flower, and on it the smaller one. We fasten all layers with glue.

Glue the three layers together

It's time to make the core of the flower. To do this, take the two petals that you cut off at the beginning of the work. Twist the ends back with a wooden stick, and then shape the bag, cut the corner off.

Making the core of the flower

Do not tighten this shape too much, as in its center you will need to glue a one-leaf element, decorated in the same way.

We glue the core with the flower

As a result, you will get such a lovely flower, which scrapbooking helped to accomplish. With your own hands or with the involvement of junior assistants, you will need to make several more flowers of various sizes. Just like the first one, you will also glue them to the photo frame, and you will have a beautiful, touching design thing.

Paper flower

How to make a photo album with your own hands

DIY photo album

The scrapbooking technique will also help to make it.

This folding photo album takes up little space. It can be themed, dedicated to an interesting trip. If you want, paste photos of dear people and friends here.

When you need to look at the photos, you simply open the folded album and plunge into pleasant memories.

Opened photo album

To indulge in them, start making a do-it-yourself photo album right now. This handicraft will require the following materials from you:

  • scrap paper;
  • glue;
  • scissors;
  • blue ink;
  • teflon sheet.

From the scrap paper, cut 2 strips of 10 x 30.5 cm in size. Fold each in four accordions. Glue the two stripes together to make the photo album longer.

Photo album blanks

Now we need to work with the background. To do this, spray the ink onto the Teflon sheet. For those who do not know what it is, an explanation is given.

Teflon sheet is glass fiber coated with Teflon. This layer prevents sticking, therefore, after finishing the needlework, it is simply wiped off, and the sheet becomes clean again.

Teflon sheet as background

Sprinkle ink with a little water. To add a background, sweep the photo album over the Teflon sheet to get streaks. After they dry, you can paste photos into the album and decorate it with various labels, letters, labels.

The final view of the photo album

Making a design notebook - a master class

We disassemble the notebook into parts

You can turn a notebook, a thick notebook on a spring into a designer thing, which the scrapbooking technique will also help to create.

First, you must carefully remove the thick bottom and top cover. It is not necessary to unbend the spring, it is enough to twist it and remove these parts.

Cut 2 rectangles out of thick paper to fit the cover. Mark which one belongs to which cover.

Preparing covers and paper

Apply glue to the old covers, spread it evenly over the surface with a stiff brush.

Put the cut out sheet on the table, on it - the blank coated with glue. Press down, trim the edges at a 45 degree angle, backing 1, 5 mm.

Apply glue to the margins of the paper, fold them over the cardboard cover, iron with your finger to achieve the closest fit.

Sticking paper on the cover

Use a sharp knife to cut the holes for the spring, glue this part of the paper too, insert new covers into the notebook.

Finishing the cover of the notebook

Place patterned paper on the back of the covers. You can decorate the initial page of the album with thread, letters, ribbons.

DIY scrapbooking paper

Several types of scrapbooking paper

As mentioned above, they buy it at a craft store or use thick paper. For decorating sheets, you can make yourself.

For this interesting needlework, you will need:

  • table napkins of various colors;
  • decorative paper;
  • 2 rectangles of a mosquito net;
  • PVA glue;
  • blender;
  • deep tray;
  • towels;
  • sponge;
  • large board;
  • pot.

Tear paper and napkins finely, add water, mix with a blender until smooth. Add PVA glue and mix again.

Pour the dough into a paper mold

Place the mosquito net on the tray, pour the mass on top.

To make it easier to remove excess water later, use a slotted spoon for laying out. But, in addition to the paper pulp, there should be water on the tray.

Put pieces of paper, flowers, dry leaves, finely chopped threads on this mass. Cover the top with a second mosquito net.

Removing excess water from the mold

Now, with movements from the center to the edges, collect excess water from the surface of the mesh with a sponge. Try to drain the mass as best you can.

Then place a towel and a large board on top of the mosquito net. Gently turn the tray over so that the still damp paper is on the towel. Remove the first mosquito net, cover the mass with the second half of terry cloth.

Drying scrapbooking paper

Iron it with an iron to dry the paper, turn the blank over, placing it on this half of the towel, carefully remove the mosquito net. Iron scrapbooking paper through the fabric to dry.

In conclusion, it is imperative to put a press on the paper and still dry it for 1-4 days. During this process, check your creation occasionally to ensure it doesn't dry out and become brittle.

Now you can use this paper to decorate albums.

Panels for photos

DIY panel

It is also quite easy to make using the scrapbooking technique. There will be a place for several photographs and decorative elements at once. Here's what you need for this scrapbooking:

  • shoe box;
  • colored paper;
  • scissors;
  • glue;
  • double sided tape;
  • braid and other elements for decorating the photo frame.

Take the lid from the box, glue colored paper or a sheet with prints inside. Cover the sides with brown paper, and arrange the partitions in the same way. Using PVA, attach them to their place.

We make a panel for a photo

Cut out the petals from colored paper, twist them, fix this flower with glue. Decorate panels with decorative butterflies, lace and other elements.

Decor panels for photos

Use the braid to make a loop for hanging the photo frame on the wall.

DIY postcards

Making a postcard with your own hands

The scrapbooking technique will help make them too. Such a birthday card will certainly please the birthday boy. If you want to present it during another joyful event, then you just need to make another inscription.

Here's what you need to get things done:

  • a sheet of white cardboard intended for watercolors;
  • on a sheet of colored and black cardboard used for pastels;
  • white tape 30 cm long;
  • lace braid 12-15 cm;
  • glue;
  • scissors;
  • ruler;
  • 3 buttons;
  • 3 flowers;
  • capillary or black gel pen.

To make the base of the card, cut a 16 x 20 cm rectangle out of white cardboard and fold it in half.

Now cut out two large and two small rectangles from black and colored cardboard, the dimensions of which are indicated in the photo.

Next, glue the colored cardboard onto the black one so that the dark one forms a frame.

Glue the lettering and the small rectangle onto the large one.

Let's start decorating the postcard. Glue the lace, and on top of it - a ribbon, tie it with a bow. Attach three flowers to a small rectangle, buttons in their center.

You can continue to make a postcard with your own hands, applying a drawing and bordering from dots on it. It remains to write warm wishes and hand a postcard to the birthday boy.

If you liked this type of needlework, you can improve your skills by studying the following videos:

This is how do-it-yourself scrapbooking is done, as a result of which charming postcards, touching photo albums, beautiful panels on the wall are created.

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