I’ve always loved making scrapbooks. It’s almost an addiction – collecting all the pretty images from magazines, selecting the parts that I like and pasting them into a book, creating what I’d call “my own” fashion magazines. I’ve posted about them a few years back, if you’d like to take a look at a couple of examples. Besides this, I wanted to do a scrapbook for other loose bits and bobs that I tend to keep – event tickets, postcards that I am sent, a bit of pretty paper that it’s too nice to throw in the bin… and somehow the format I was using didn’t seem appropriate. So, I thought that a little folder would be the best way to make a book for all these things.
Supplies used (I got most of mine from Viking):
– A5 binder and thansparent perforated pouches
– Dymo label maker (always wanted one of these, woo!)
– Spray mount (it looks a lot neater than using a regular glue stick)
– Assorted stickers
– Assorted sheets of coloured paper and shapes
So what do you do next? You start cutting and pasting. I had a bunch of postcards (the one below was sent by the lovely Desiree a while back).
In a couple of hours I filled a few pages and boy, was I on a roll. I added a few postcards, stickers, drew a little bit… and had a lot of fun! Making scrapbooks is good fun and in my case, a good way of organizing those loose bits and make them cool to look at.
I was clearly still very inspired by the Matisse Cut Outs exhibition at the Tate!
Some of the cute wrapping paper Ella Goodwin sent with the last order I got from her website. It seemed too cute to just throw out.
I drew some sad, naked ladies, as you do.
How about you, have you tried your hand at scrapbooking yet?