Sunday, April 4, 2010

Found Embellishments

Many people these days are looking for less expensive ways to scrapbook. Sometimes I point people with questions about budget scrapbooking to my blog because, while I spend an obscene amount of money on supplies, my style can generally be duplicated with only inexpensive or reusable supplies such as paint, cardstock, book pages, cardboard, stamps, ink, fabric, and found or handmade embellishments.

For example, I found this gem in my local Sunday newspaper this morning:
Imagine this page trimmed into 12-inch strips, borders, or tags and used on a travel or life-journey themed page.

Now, newspaper is not acid free. I will spritz this page with a buffering spray (like Archival Mist) before storing it and before using it on a page. I will also not use original or non-replaceable photos on a page with non-acid free items (I rarely use original photos anyway these days).

Keep an eye out for other objects you can incorporate into your pages for little or no money. I will continue to try to post what I find.


Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Hi Amanda :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, loved having a look around yours! Am bookmarking so I can read more ;)