July 02, 2009
Wallpaper and Scrapbooking?
An official from the city I live in called me to ask if I would teach kids in the community how to scrapbook. As I always do, I jumped at the chance to teach another person what I have learned about this craft form I call art.
She told me that there is a local store who sells wallpaper and she knew they would be willing to donate old wallpaper books, if this is something I could use. Sure enough I drove over there and was handed several of their books headed for the recycle stash. I sat down with a few of the sheets from one of the books and came up with a layout. The papers coordinate so well that it completely took the guess work out of the process and I think will make it easy for the kids too! Oh, the only other thing I used was a Fiskars Squeeze Punch known as Nice Tri...FUN! Then again which of the squeeze punches aren't fun? I cannot wait to work with the kids again this month and let them play with my punches ;)
Check your local wallpaper store. You never know what might be there waiting to be used for inspiration.
Sidenote: Make copies of your photos. Since the wallpaper is not made for archival projects, you may want to use a copy when creating with it or buy a spray used for archiving.