Easy Solar Prints

Today’s wonderful sunshine reminded me of a fun craft project that takes advantage of a sunny day. Solar prints are easy, quick and fascinating. You’ll need to make a trip to an office supply store for blueprint paper. You can also buy it online at Amazon, or buy kits like the Solar Print Kit or the Sunlight Print Kit that do the same thing. When blueprint paper is exposed to sunlight it turns a rich, deep blue. While you are still inside, put your blueprint paper on a tray, or clip it to a clipboard. Arrange all kinds of objects … Continue reading

Biggest Scrapbooking Mistakes – Sihouettes

It was once a very popular technique. In some cases it still can be. But if you are like the majority of scrapbookers who have been scrapbooking more than five years, you know the silhouetting I am talking about. Silhouetting in scrapbooking, means taking your photograph and cutting around an object. It works great if it’s a flower that fills the frame, but when it’s a child (which in most cases it was for me), the end result can have an almost creepy effect on the layout. What I see now when I look back at layouts that I silhouetted … Continue reading