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Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking (Leisure Arts #15941) (Creating Keepsakes) Paperback – February 1, 2005
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However, I suppose I must explain myself. While many crafts books claim to be encyclopedias, few are comprehensive enough to deserve the title. With more than 300 pages, the "Enclycopedia of Scrapbooking" covers all of scrapbooking. Not just definitions and pictures, most entries explain how to use the tool, idea or embellishment. I've found several techniques that I can't wait to try on my pages. Since this book is by Creating Keepsakes magazine, every other page or so contains great layouts using the techniques illustrated.
This comprehensive book starts with the very basics, the history of scrapbooking. Then it illustrates the many tools and materials you might need or want for scrapbooking. The pictures of each item are large and helpful. For more basics, the next section is Page Creation. They cover several essential techniques:
-cropping photos and mats
-using paper trimmers
-using red-eye pens
-cutting templates and shapes
Ever been intimidated by the selection of scrapbooking items and doodads in the craft store? The next 3 chapters are for you, and me, too. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Embellishments covers every technique and material that I've seen used in a layout, and more than a few that I have to try. Trust me, it's all there.
From brads, chalks, conchos, eyelets, inks, mounts, mica, vellum, to watch crystals and everything in between, the quantity of information is outstanding. Each item explains how to use it, and shows you several layouts using the items.Read more ›
I hope you all find this book as helpful and wonderfully charming as I did. Its a must have bible for every scrapbooker, professional or amature.
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Il's very interesting and useful. I think that with this book one can learn to make scrapbooking. There are many interesting and creative examples.Published 8 days ago by Karen A. Castello
At first, I couldn't figure out why I liked this book so much more than my other "encyclopedia of scrapbooking" but then I figured it out! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amy C
Hi, tons of information, nice large paperback, pictures, directions, how to, more. Happy with it. Nice reference. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kat =^.^=
I just received this book and I agree with the positive reviews. This will be a great book for your scrapbooking needs and a great addition to your library of resources.Published 8 months ago by bls
Very basic even for a beginning scrapbooker like me. But I suppose it,s helpful some people.Published 12 months ago by Julie Brinckmeyer
great book with lots of ideas. I am a newbie to scrapbooking and it is nice to have a reference and ideas handyPublished 14 months ago by D.N.
Idea book for making scrapbook pages. I found this book very helpful.Published 16 months ago by thepackk