Hello this is Pepper, last month I share 3 tips that I thought will be useful for hybrid project lifer. You can check out the post 3 Tips for Hybrid Project Life here. This month, I’m back with more hybrid pocket scrapbook tips and tricks #4 to #6 . Enjoy!
Tip #4 Sticker over photos
I get some comments on Instagram about using alphabet stickers over photos directly. I used to be afraid of doing so because it might ruin the photos. But after I get my own printer, I’m less worrisome and decide to just go for it. Removing stickers from the photos is almost impossible, but I gain confidence after a few times of experimenting with extra photos. I use some rulers to help me get the stickers in a ‘straight’ line. I’m not very particular about the exact position, as long as it doesn’t cover up the images and that it is ‘comfortable’ for me to look at.
I use more than one ruler if I have a longer title. I shift the ruler around until I get my desired position and press the top part of the stickers down onto the photo and carefully remove the bottom part of the stickers from the ruler by pulling the ruler away. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
Tip #5 Stamp over photos
Other than using alpha stickers, I also love to use Alpha stamps over my photos. For most of the 4×6 photos, I will have some words and some label elements added over it as decoration and I call it done 🙂
I first layout the alphabet that I want to use , then I stamp then one by one. If I want the alphabets to be far apart, I might stamp them word by word. I use the Canon semi – gloss photo paper which is really sticky. It is the best kind of photo paper to use this technique. I also use pigment ink for this technique for a more crip stamping. Stazon and Versafine works best for me.
Again, I just eyeball the position of the stamping most of the time (no perfectionist over here for this technique) . Here I attempt to use the line of table in the image as a guide to stamp the alphabets. I realize this only after I stamped the word ‘MY’, so there you can see a misalignment there. I’m absolutely fine with it 🙂 And I ‘clean’ my stamps by stamping the excess ink off onto a rough piece of paper at the side.
Tip #6 Multitasking
The month of May is usually very busy for me as my work piles up and I need to find ‘balance’ among scrapbooking, work and other entertainment. Most of the time, I gotta sacrifice my entertainment time. But that makes me really sad. I resort to watch YouTube videos while scrapbooking, however it slows down my process a lot.
Nowadays, I listen to an audio book or podcast while scrapbooking. To make me feel like I’m in a crop with other ladies, I turn on a scrapbooking podcast. My favorites are Paperclipping Roundtable and The Scrap Girls. I feel more efficient scrapbooking, at the same time enjoying the process as my eyes are focused on the project(and not on some random YouTube video). And, last but not least, I’m learning more useful tips about scrapbooking from the scrapbook ‘guru’!
Here are some of my projects from the month of May.
Using Special Day Collection
I hope you enjoy the 3 tips series so far! Let me know what are some of your favourite tips and tricks for hybrid scrapbooking in the comments and if there is anything you would like to know more about ! Cheers!