Just another newbie here. I'm putting together a scrapbook of my ancesters. Therefore, the pictures are old, on varying thickness of paper and odd shaped. What adhesive medium would work best and be safe for the old pictures? Some are from the early 1900s.
I would suggest the ATG - it's safe and holds well even for heavy items - but if there's any chance you might want to remove the photos from the book for some reason, I would advise not using the ATG and instead using something like mounting squares or even just photo corners.
If you feel you have to put the originals in your scrapbook, another option is photo corners. That way, you don't permanently attach them and regret it later. I used the photo corner technique for originals, instead of making copies, for a book for my father. When he passed away Mom announced that she really wished she had a copy of a certain photo for his memorial. I could easily get it and present. You never know when you might want a copy of old photos separate from the album you are making. Plus, if you use the originals, sometimes adhesive and crafting mistakes happen...
You are one of seven people who suggested phot corners. That is really what I'd rather do, but the corners I purchased at my local craft store (I live in a small town, so there's not much choice) are so small that they don't hold the heavy pictures and the larger format ones.
First of all, thank you so much for your reply. You are one of seven people who suggested phot corners. That is really what I'd rather do, but the corners I purchased at my local craft store (I live in a small town, so there's not much choice) are so small that they don't hold the heavy pictures and the larger format ones. By the way, I love the photo of your cat. He/she reminds of my late, precious Dharma.
I purchased mine (in medium clear) from CM's and Scotch used to make large photo corners (although I couldn't find those in an online search right now). You could also try a punch like the one below (that includes a backing to the corner - so that it can be attached to the page). I have not used this particular punch and can't be sure how big it is though. And finally, as others are saying, you could make your own, without a punch, as well.
Here is an example of one of the last suggestions I found on a search but you can do your own search for other styles of course.
Hi! Just a note-You mention your photos are from the 1900's. It is best to work with COPIES of originals rather then the original. That way the main copy (original) is still in tact should you ever need to go back to it.
Just some advice I've learned from sites and books!