Scrapbooking Essentials Tools and Products
So here are the 7 essential tools for interior designers. They’re the basics to a successful home decorating business and each has its own, distinct use. Use them to your advantage and you’ll be happier in the end. They include:
Scrapbooking supplies – You need some scrapbooking tools. There’s no way around it. There are too many different pieces of equipment and software out there that you can’t get a hold of, and most of them won’t help you unless you’re willing to learn them. I don’t recommend spending big bucks on “designer” scrapbooking supplies. The only thing they’ll really do is gather dust in your garage or under your bed. A good pair of scissors, a pair of small scissors, a ruler, a glue gun, and clear scissors are all you need for basic scrapbooking.
Rulers – As big a part of the crafting community as they are in the retail world, brad nails and trimmers are an essential tool. Use brads to take apart pictures, create scrapbooks, and create decorations. Pick brad nails that match your current fingernails (or color) and buy a basic set for yourself. You can get fancier with your razors later.
Toilets – Many of us are still unhappy with how our toilets look. A toaster is often thought of as a bathroom accessory, but it’s actually one of the most useful kitchen tools you could own. Think about what a wastebasket is for a bathroom. Then think about what a wastebasket is for a kitchen.
Wallpaper – Whether you’re using dry or wet paper, it’s a necessity. The kitchen can get real messy, especially if you’re using an electric oven or stove. Dry paper will keep your counter tops from getting burned and wet from cooking food. If you have an eating area in your kitchen, consider decorating it with decorative wallpapers. This will also help cut down on your trash output!
Scrapbooking Supplies – If you have a family, then scrapbooking supplies will be a must. You’ll want to stock up on boxes of tissue, paper, scissors, glue, felt tips, and other craft supplies. You’ll want at least one new picture frame to go with all your albums. A new cutting board is a must for scrapbooking projects, so you can cut stencils for a new look every once in a while.
Craft Kits – Have you considered purchasing a craft kit? A lot of scrapbooking kits include stencils and templates, paintbrushes, borders, adhesive strips, scissors and stamps, and embellishments such as stickers and rubbers. You don’t need all these items to make a scrapbook. A lot of people just use scrapbooking materials to add some creative flare to their albums. If you’re not sure where to start or how to add your own elements, then consider buying a craft kit.
These are the essentials for scrapbooking
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Decorations – The three main types of scrapbooking materials are paper, cardstock, and acrylic. Paper can be used for all the three mediums, but it’s the priciest, because it’s easier to make mistakes with paper. Cardstock is the cheapest, and is easy to cut to size. Acrylics are the hardest of the three, and they shine in high lights and dark shadows. Whatever you choose, just make sure it suits your project!
Embroidery – This is something you can’t do without. Even though it can be expensive to buy individual stencils for your pages, once you’ve found several that you really like, it’s actually very cheap and worth the expense. There are lots of different fonts to choose from, so you can give any page a personalized look. You can also experiment with fun colors and patterns. But for good scrapbooking results, try to stick to one basic style for all your projects.
Magnifying glasses and light pens – Scrapbooking doesn’t always require much more than a plain colored piece of paper, scissors, glue, and a pair of magnifying glasses. But sometimes you’ll need a magnifying glass to read small print or highlight something. A light pen will be useful for shading. These are some of the most basic of scrapbooking tools, and won’t break the bank. So start small and expand as you get better at scrapbooking.
So if you’re new to the hobby, you’ll need a few basic tools from the list above
But these aren’t the only tools you should have on hand. When learning how to create your own designs and share them with friends and family, you’ll want to keep a variety of other tools on hand as well.