Mulberry paper is a light-weight, semi-transparent type of handmade style paper. It used to be quite popular in scrapbooking and has fazed out although there’s no reason why you can’t still use it. I found this page from the past with mulberry paper and it also includes a tag (yesterday’s topic). Mulberry paper can be used as a background, as an embellishment, or (my favorite) as a frame. You can cut it for a straight edge, or you can wet it with a waterbrush or paintbrush and then tear it for a unique look.
Acrylic Paints and Prima Flowers
Ahh, two of my favorite things!! I did this layout the other day and didn’t have any brown brads for the centers of my flowers. As an alternative, I used just a drop of acrylic paint for the center. These are fairly small flowers and I only needed a small drop so when you try this the first time you may need to practice on a couple. It is an inexpensive way to match your layout perfectly and those acrylic paints we have sitting on our shelves.
I use title pages to divide up my books. I organize my pages in chronological order. The title pages serve as a marker for myself and those that look through my books. It also saves me the worry of fitting so many pages in a book. I use 3D-ring binders so the pages can be easily moved around, added, and removed. When I fill a book I just start on the next one, instead of having one book specifically for 2007 and another for 2008 and overfilling them or running out of room. Title pages can be very simple and are a fun way to use up embellishments and paper that you’ve been struggling to find a use for.