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Special-Effects Scrapbooking: Creative Techniques for Scrapbookers at All Levels (Crafts Highlights) Paperback – November 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Series: Crafts Highlights
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Potter Craft; First Edition edition (November 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823048985
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823048984
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,081,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jill Miller is a designer and scrapbook artist whose work has appeared in Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers, Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooks Etc., and other scrapbooking and paper-crafts magazines. She has appeared on the newly launched television show DIY Scrapbooking (Do It Yourself Network) and has also created scrapbook pages for such arts-and-crafts materials manufacturers as Avery Dennison, Marvy, and Printworks. She lives in Yorba Linda, California.

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Overall, it is the accessibility of the book that impressed me the most, it is a must-have manual for beginners and pros alike.
soul seeker
Jill Miller demonstrates some great techniques that are not only "do-able" but utilize items you already have in your house.
C. E. Incannella

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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Gwyneth Calvetti VINE VOICE on July 10, 2003
Format: Paperback
I had the privilege of taking two workshops with Jill Miller at my first-ever scrapbook convention, way back in the year 2000.
Both classes introduced me to techniques we now call "Shabby Chic," all the rage in the scrapbook world at the time of this writing, but totally unheard of nearly three years ago. I wish that all my many scrapbook classes and workshops since those first two had been half as innovative as Jill's.
I was delighted to see that she would be publishing a whole book of her ideas, and waited eagerly for its release, which was quite some time in coming. Now that I have the book, I can say I was not disappointed. It's substantial in size and content, something one does not always get in the world of scrapbooking idea books, about 130 pages long. I don't really understand why it hasn't received more attention, because it certainly deserves it.
The book is lavish in its color printing and detailed close ups of the sample layouts, which cover every page. Jill comes to scrapbooking from the world of stamping arts, and this is THE hot trend in scrapbooking these days. She covers techniques involving the various pearlized powders and shimmering paints, metals including paints and leafing, all manners of distressing your media, and the newly hot textures, including molding paste, embossing and lacquers. Each project sample is clearly labeled beginner, intermediate or advanced, allowing the artist to choose which level with which they feel most comfortable. Materials lists are very clear, as are directions.
My guess as to the reason for its quiet entry into the market is that since it was a long time in production, some of the layouts look a bit "dated" in this trend of the week hobby.
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By GSD Lover on March 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
Jill Miller is a magician. Not only has she made absolutely beautiful pages but they are easy to make. With her easy to follow detailed instructions, tons of tips and tricks, I plan on making just about every page she has. Since I am not of the creative mind I have to be a copy cat and I can't wait until my friends and family see what I copy from Jill's book. If you only buy one idea book or magazine, make this the book. It is filled with just about anything you could do on a scrapbook page. Thanks Jill!
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful By S. Prince on April 19, 2004
Format: Paperback
The lay-outs in this book are beautiful, but the authers idea of beginner is way off the mark. If you have already spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on scrapbooking supplies, this is a great book for you, but she is using techniques in this book that beginners wouldn't even have a clue about. The supplies that are suggested would be unknown to a beginner, and quite frankly, some intermediates also. If you are a seasoned veteran at scrapbooking, this is the book for you, but if you are a seasoned veteran, you probably already know all the tips and techniques in this book. I found this a much better picture book than reference book.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By soul seeker on February 27, 2004
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I thought Jill's approach to scrapbooking was refreshing. The book is so well laid out with so much attention to small details, she brings fresh, unique ideas to the technique. The speacial effect ideas are stunning and alot easier to create than you would think! Overall, it is the accessibility of the book that impressed me the most, it is a must-have manual for beginners and pros alike.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. E. Incannella on January 22, 2007
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Jill Miller demonstrates some great techniques that are not only "do-able" but utilize items you already have in your house. She has some great ideas for not only scrapbooking and cardmaking but for embellishing plain frames for wall art as well. I highly recommend adding this to your scapbooking library
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