Wax Pencils, Stickers, and Rubber Stamping in Your
Another important writing implement for scrapbooking is a wax
pencil. Wax pencils are soft pencils designed to write on glass,
plastic and photographs. These pencils are easy to draw with and
can be used to color in portions of lettering, in borders, or to
The unique thing about wax pencils is that if they are used on
the front of a photograph, the ink will rub off. However, when
used on the back of a photograph, the ink will become permanent.
Wax pencil ink is acid free and available in a variety of
Stickers are fun and easy to stick to scrapbook pages.
Stickers can be used for captions, thought bubbles, to hide
mistakes, or as embellishments. Stickers of your child's favorite
cartoon or television program can add a personal accent to your
However, not all stickers are suitable for scrapbooking. Check
to see if the stickers are lignin free and acid free.
Furthermore, be careful that the sticker adhesive does not dry
out or seep around the edges. Never place a sticker on a
photograph as the adhesive may cause irreversible damage to the
Rubber stamps dipped in acid free ink can be used to create
various embellishments. Rubber stamps can be used to create cute
images for children's and grandparents scrapbooks. They can also
be simple flowers or leaves to create elegant looks for gift
Furthermore, these embellishments can be used to focus on a
certain photograph or memento. Alternately, these embellishments
can be used to soften the look of a busy or sharp image.
One low cost alternative to the rubber stamp is a cotton ball.
This creates a shadowy effect.
Another alternative is to buy the pads and attach them to
furniture castors. The thick caster allows you to position the
stamp in exactly the right place. Moreover, attaching the stamp
to a wider base allows you to press more evenly on the stamp.
This creates a complete and evenly balanced stamp every time.
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