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Crafting the Essentials in Scrap Booking
How to learn craft terms for scrap booking
Terms are important in life, including when crafting scrapbooks. When you visit craft stores it is great to know a few terms so that the
sale clerks will think you are an expert. In addition, having a basic line of terms will help you find your way,
rather than getting lost when you hear the clerks talk foreign craft lingo. To get started we can consider
How to understand craft and scrapbook terms:
Acid-free products are the key to creating and preserving your scrapbook. You want to request materials that do not
have acid-based chemical reactive content. The Ph level should be around seven or even higher, to produce a safe
keep scrapbook. The products should not have polyvinyl chlorides; therefore look for PVC-Free materials. Instead,
look for materials made of polyester, polyethylene, or polypropylene. Lignin-Free materials will prevent your
newspapers, or clippings from yellowing. Lignin is acid based. In addition, you want to learn steps to avoid acidy
contents touching your scrapbook. You should wash your hands prior to touching your scrapbook, and request that
anyone touching your scrapbook wash their hands beforehand.
Archival is a common term in crafts, since many scrapbooks are made up as archrivals. Archival is the process of
protecting your scrapbook from fading, yellowing, or deteriorating. Buffer paper is recommended for
crafting scrapbooks. Buffer paper will protect your book from defused acids, and acid migrating from damaging
your papers and photos. To find buffer paper suitable for scrapbook crafting, look for paper with the label
“Photo Activity Test,” approved or P.A.T., which is approved by ANSI. (American National Standards
If you plan to glue your photos and news clippings, or other materials in your scrapbook, keep in
mind that reversible adhesive is optional. The contents will allow you to remove the photos later and re-locate
them in necessary.
“CK OK,” is the “Seal of Approval” that provides you a safe keep in scrap booking. If the materials
you purchase do not have this seal, leave it alone.
Scrapbook crafting entails cropping, workshop, page exchange, produce swap, scrapbook club, layout,
“Pass the chocolate,” mounting, double mount, heading, embellishment, them, title page, page, and memorabilia.”
How to crop:
Cropping can be done with PhotoShop otherwise, you will need scissors. The process requires that you trim the
photos to fit your book. Cropping also entails collecting, allocating ideas, and putting the parts in order so that
it tells a story. Workshop is the process of working together with other scrap bookers to come up with ideas. You
can use PhotoShop to devise a scheme.
Page exchanging is similar to workshop, only you bring a page with you and work with others to
share ideas and to craft a page. Product swapping is the process of getting rid of old craft materials, such as
scissors, papers, etc, and swapping with your friends to gain new materials. You can create a scrapbook club from
here, which swapping can occur and you and your friends can “pass the chocolate.”
How to layout your scrapbook:
In your club, you will hear the term layout. The term is used to define page grouping. Page grouping is the process
of collecting your pages and inserting them alongside the joined group, using the same theme. You can devise your
own theme, such as “My Scrapbook of Memories.”
Once you adhesive your photos on a single sheet of paper you are conducting the process of
mounting. Double mount is comparable to Layer Mattes. The process includes adhesive two cuts of paper, sticking
them together with the photos resting on top of the papers.
Embellishment is the terms used to define die-cuts, stickers, or related materials that make up a page in your
scrapbook. The header is your title page. Title page is the start of making your scrapbook. For instance, “Jane
Does Scrapbook.” The theme will define your overall ideas behind your scrapbook. Page is the process of making up
non-photographic materials, such as journal, embellishments, etc decorated around your photos. Finally, memorabilia
is adding souvenirs, official documents, artwork, or related documents to your scrapbook.
Craft Stitching Porcelain Doll Sleeves
How to stitch porcelain doll sleeves
Once you have begun making your dress, you want to stitch your porcelain doll sleeves. To get
started, affix the lace, meeting it with the edges of the sleeves and crisscross. Press once you finish. Next,
gather the dual rows of your stitch and continue about the crown of the sleeve until it fits into the right
armhole, coming together, pull the collected fit up, and stitch them collectively whilst keeping your face
liberated. Do the same to complete the opposite sleeve.
Starting at the right sleeve joint with the bodice, sew the seams of the underarm from the edges of
your sleeve and from side to side seams of the upper region of the dress. Now begin stitching the seams at the side
of your bodice so that it faces jointly and moves to face a different direction within, covering the side facing
seams. You may need to cut to fit the areas around the seams of the armholes, including the facing holes. Change
directions, turning in the hems about the facing armhole, match the shoulders as well as the seams at the side, and
then “slip” suture the facing in the region of the armholes, moving in the opposite direction as you stitch. Use
the elastic hat and fasten it to the interior region to create the starting legs of your underclothing. You may
need to cut to fit, yet add glue before you begin cutting.
Now you have completed your sleeves for your porcelain doll. Once you finish your sleeves, you may
want to design and elegant skirt to fit your doll, as well as an apron. To get started with your skirt finish your
patterns at the untreated edges, and at the seams of the back using the crisscross stitching method. Next, sew the
seams at the back from the dot and to the hems. Line up dual lines and gather your stitches about the crown of your
skirt. Fold the back seams and permit to the left side on mutual sides of your seams at the back.
The bodice and front middle of your skirt should come together, as well as the fold lines at the
back of the upper region of your dress. Extend to the opening at the back of your skirt and keep the facing bodice
liberated. Collect your thread by pulling up and extend to fit the skirt connecting it to the bodice and
distributing the collected sections uniformly. Next, trim or shape the seams and fold an upward hem on the facing
upper region of your dress so that it corresponds with the seams at the side of your bodice. Use the “slip stitch”
method and stitch the seams along the facing so that it connects with the bodice and the skirt.
Now you are ready to dress your doll. As you put the dress on the doll note any areas that may need
length added, and mark the seam lines. Finish the dress at the untreated edges of your hem and crisscross. Next,
turn the width to needed size and hem while using the slip suture method to fit the skirt. You can make buttonholes
next. To start hand sow or machine stitch your buttons after adding glue to the fabric to hold it together. Use a
pin to make your buttonholes. Allow the glue to dry and then cut the region, using craft scissors. The buttons or
press “000 studs” can be used and sown at the back of your skirt.
You are now ready to create an apron to fit your porcelain doll dress.
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