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I still cringe every time I look through old family photo albums and see the tape stained corners of the photos. Who knew back then that the type of tape being used would leave permanent yellow marks on the photos?
The same came be said of today's scrapbooks. If you're not using acid free supplies, you are risking having layouts that eventually will show discoloration or stains. But no worries! The following provides everything you need to know about acid free scrapbooking!
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When scrapbooking first made its debut, the need to use acid free supplies wasn't really known. But when scrap bookers began to realize that certain items in a layout, such as scrapbooking sticker embellishments, newspaper clippings or photos, were beginning to yellow or deteriorate, a change was needed. That change was a need to switch to acid free supplies.
Acid free means that on a scale of 0 to 14, the item has a pH level of 7 or higher. With this level of pH, layouts stand a much better chance of staying intact and not aging.
Wait! Once You Have Your Acid Free Supplies, Then You'll Need To Start Working On Your Scrapbook Page....Let Me Show You...
♥How to START and FINISH a layout to perfection (so no more pushing things around on a page for hours and hours).
♥How to get your creative juices flowing again so you'll NEVER experience scrappers block again!
♥How to always have the perfect scrapbook layout for every occasion!
Since cardstock, background paper and scrapbook paper will make up the bulk of your layout, it's important to use acid free paper.Much of what is available on the market today is considered to be acid free. However, you need to read the labels to make sure that the paper is indeed acid free.
By starting with an acid free background, it will help protect your photos, embellishments and other items that you adhere to the paper.
Because acid free paper is more expensive than regular paper, you might want to look for good deals. Joann Fabrics frequently has 10 sheets for a dollar and the large pads of scrapbook paper are often on sale for 40% off at the beginning of each season. Walmart also offers great deals on scrapbook paper.