In many areas people who enjoy scrapbooking get together with other scrapbookers and form groups that get together and share supplies and ideas. It gives scrapbookers a way to brainstorm and enjoy an evening of fun and socialization
The most important part of scrap booking is the photos used to tell the story. Photo mount is essential to building your story and preserving your memories. The way you mount your photos can either preserve your photos, or it can destroy them.
Craft stores sell different types of photo mounting supplies. You can purchase pages that have self-adhesive already applied to the page, but this is not the most desirable way to mount photos. It does not allow for page rearrangement and it can permanently damage your photos, as well as your other scrapbook supplies.
It is wise to never mount your original photos. You should always make a copy of your photo, or at least be able to reproduce the photo. Once mounted, the photo will become a permanent part of your scrapbook. The same goes for original documents such as birth certificates, family correspondence, and newspaper articles.
Photo mount can be done in several ways, but one of the most popular is the use of corner mounts, also called photo tabs. Corner mounts are small edge protectors that are applied to the corner of the photo. They have an adhesive backing that can be used to hold the photo in place. This allows for you to remove the photo if you are not happy with the placement.
Another way to mount photos in a scrapbook is to use a clear sleeve that is attached to the page. You can then slip the photo inside the sleeve for display. While this is not desirable to some people, it will protect and display your photos safely.
For those who want to create something a little extra special, foam mounting can provide a dimensional display. The foam board can be attached to the scrapbook page with an acceptable adhesive. Then photo tape can be used to mount the photo to the foam board. This allows the photo to stand up off the page and literally “pop” out at you. Foam mounting tape comes in narrow strips with adhesive on both sides. You can easily cut the size you need by adding a small piece at each corner or down each side of the photo.
Whatever method you choose for your photo mount, you should always use products that are photo grade quality. Never use your child’s glue or glue gun. The products you use should be products that are photograph approved so that your memories will be protected for many years to come.
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