Looking for a New Simple Technique to Try?

Do you ever sit and stare at your major stash of scrapbooking supplies and wonder what new techniques to try to add a little personality or flair to your pages? If you do, you are not alone. It is typical to find yourself in a rut and wonder what you can do about it.

Here are a few new simple techniques you can try and implement into your scrapbook pages this weekend.

Fun Techniques: Sculpting Paper

Paper sculpture has been around a long time. However I found a new and creative way to use it in your paper projects from card making, to altered art and of course to scrapbook layouts. The technique is easy and only requires paper and water.

Using Paper Flowers on Your Scrapbook Layouts

Flowers have exploded around us, not just outside in the beautiful Spring weather, but also on our scrapbooking layouts, cards and other craft projects. Flowers seem to have no limits, in that they are also being used on masculine pages, which I also really enjoy seeing.

Using Ink Pads to Distress or Add Dimension to Your Layouts

Ink pads are such a versatile supply. They are one of those things that were created for a specific use, to use with your rubber stamps, but they can go so much further than that. They are perfect for adding distressing or adding dimension to your scrapbooking layouts.

5 Fun Scrapbooking Techniques to Try on Your Layouts

There is great satisfaction gained from trying a technique and discovering that it is something that either you are very good at, or that you really enjoy the look of.

4 Simple Ways To Be Creative With Your Layouts

Scrapbooking is all about creativity, which is why often I urge people to use their imaginations and get creative with the things they are designing. There is no right or wrong way to scrapbook, especially if you’re having fun and enjoying the design process.

Fast and Simple Ways To Spruce Up Your Layouts

Have you ever finished a layout and been happy with it, only to come back a bit later and think that something is missing from it? Sometimes we get over it and just move on without changing anything, but sometimes that feeling nags at you until you stand up and take notice.

Using Slide Mounts In Your Layouts

The first time I saw that a slide mount could be incorporated into a scrapbook layout, I was hooked! They are one of those flat embellishments that has so many awesome uses, and looks good too.

Make Your Own Scrapbook Rub-Ons

Using rub-ons on your scrapbook layouts is fun and creative. However, rub-ons can be expensive and they don’t always have what you are looking for. I recently came across a way to create your own.

Creating Marbled Paper for your Scrapbook Layouts

It’s fun to create your own background papers for your layouts. You can use them as the whole background or crop them and use them for journaling boxes, or even matting a photo. Creating marbled paper is actually really easy.

Altering Eyelets and Brads

Using eyelets or brads on your layouts or cards can be the perfect touch. There are a couple of different ways you can use them, however altering them to match or work with your layout seems to be the newest and latest trend.

Paper Tearing: Tear Your Art Out

Paper Tearing is a fun technique that can help add dimension to your scrapbook layouts. With these six easy steps you can get started and create fabulous projects. Start Simple: You need to begin with the basics. Tear strips and shapes before you move on to more complicated objects.

Nicole Humphrey writes articles for the Scrapbooking Blog and for the Frugal Blog. She also guest blogs on a variety of topics. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.