Hi everyone, As you may or may not know I am new to this site.. And I am so in love with scrapbooking, I need more idea's.. I would love to know some of your favorite techniques.. So if you wouldn't mind sharing, some old, some new and some unique techniques you uses in your layouts.. I would love to add more into my scrapbooking.. Sometimes after I have used one for a while I get bored with it and am always looking for new ones.. My fav right now is dry embossing, I love the look! Oh and I also love peek-a-boo pages too! Well I look to learning some of all your fav's!! And thanks for the all help!
...but circles are my fav thing to use! It might be small circles cut out with my various sized punches or big using my Ek Success circle cutter.
Circles are a great border or the small ones can fill in an empty space and they are awesome journaling spots. I quite often ink the edges of my circles.
Thank you!! And yes I signed up here about two years ago, when I was just looking into scrapbooking!! Then I wasn't sure I could afford it.. So I didn't do much.. BUT NOW... I have room over flowing with items..NJ.. And I have 2 books done, and working on 5 others!! 1 for each child I have (4 boys) and one for our who family! I love it! But I am really just noticing (in the last few months) there are many, many, many things you can do and use!! I really didn't look around last time, and actually forgot about it.. And then one day my 11 year-old tried betting me that there was someone else other there with his brother (ANIKKON)name.. So I did a yahoo search and the 1st thing that came up was my profile for this site!! LOL so here I am and I do LOVE this place it seems great.. I don't know all the terms and abbreviations for everything yet, but I'll get it soon or later!
P.S I WON THE BET AND GAINED A GREAT SITE!! LOL
It is using bleach on cardstock. I have seen it used several ways but haven't dared to try it yet-- I am just not sure-- it is great for cleaning but the fumes -- good for pages??? I print my own pix and am afraid the bleach would affect the color. It is a COOL effect, though-- you ought to try it on some scraps!
I have seen bubble wrap dipped in it and pressed to the page to make a background as well as staps.
Definitely chalking of late - although I'm pretty fascinated with circles - need a lot more practice thou. I love the way they seem to tie a page together. 3-d type glazing pens are fun too. I just bought a writing pen type embossing pen that actually turns writing into embossing. Looking forward to trying that on some cards soon. I have the 'embossing colored pens' but their lines are thick. Not so with my latest toy
Edited by Beth in Indiana on 08-14-08 08:23 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
Your favorite techniques will change through the years and you'll be able to look through your books and say, "That was during my everything-has-a-bow period", "That was during my buttons period", that was during my "chalk it" period...
Hmmmmm.....a favorite technique? That is a tough one. I guess I use the Coluzzle pretty much on everything, my corner rounder punch, buttons, ribbon, and flowers. I love embellishments!!! Embossing, tearing, layering, stickers, matting...I use them all!!