Has anyone ever used crayon in a layout? And does anyone know if it is safe for scrapbooking? I have a lot of children's art to scrap , and am wondering if I can put the art pieces right on a page, or do I photograph each one n scrap the pic...
Wax crayons are not archival. After time the oil from the crayon will leech out into the papers around, especially if they get hot.
If you want the scrapbooks to last, I would take photos or scans of children's artwork and scrap those. The same for coloured pencils too - they may be OK but I wouldn't risk it. I have some coloured pencil drawings from my niece that I've only just taken down from the shelf. I shall scan them, especially as she has written on the back too, then I'll be able to display both sides.
Hey Chris, I do both. I know crayons aren't safe. I still like to use the kids stuff in my books. I just adhere them to the page. I don't worry about the safety anymore because I switched to top load protectors...it is contained in the protector. When I used strap hinge...I still used them. I have taken some pics of some. :)My son is 30..It is really hard for me to not use them. Plus he can't make any more. lol
I'm with Linda...I like to use the "real" ones. They've all been packed in boxes for two to four decades with no problem, so in a scrapbook they should at least outlast me :>) I scan some so that the original artist can have their handiwork and I keep the copy, but if they don't claim it, I use it!
Thanks, Linda I haven't been doing much crafty stuff lately, but I read about it so that counts for something, right? Oh, and I also keep buying scrappy stuff. I'm looking forward to January and getting my life somewhat back to normal...I hope!
I saw a great idea somewhere online. Someone took photos or scans of childrens artwork and then put it together in a photo book and printed in the photo store - like a grown up for real art book - it looks fab! with the dark/official background, titles for every pic in fancy letters, and name of the "artist" - soo official and fancy!
yes I know, we are scrappers here, who wants a printed book when you can make your own.. but there's plenty more to scrap))