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Book Name: Scrapbooking Techniques

Author: : Frank Saraco, Louise Riddell

Publisher: Murdoch Books

ISBN: 1-74045-641-6

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 112

Illustrations: Color photos

Experience Required: Intermediate

Book Review

It is a shame that I can only find this book for sale on-line in Australia. It is a great source of information for learning about the techniques and tools you can use as well as getting layout ideas. The book covers a wide array of scrapbooking information including cropping, matting, framing, specialty papers, using vellum, cutting (including die cuts), paper tearing and crumpling, paper rolling and scraping, chalking, punching, rubber stamping and wet embossing, creating titles, using pens, computers, stickers, notions, stitching, metals, image transfer and manipulation, fabric and textiles, serendipity squares, and collage. I really like knowing there are so many possible ways to display your photos. As a bonus there is a section at the back of the book with shape templates, alphabet stencils, tags, frames, textures and metals papers included to enhance your scrapbooking experience.

To fully benefit from this book it is helpful to have some scrapbooking experience. Some of the techniques (i.e. rubber stamping and wet embossing, image transfer and manipulation) aren’t methods of scrapbooking you can just buy the materials for and use without learning and practice before including them in a layout. By following the step-by-step instructions (accompanied by photos clearly displaying each step) and reading the sections completely (including the handy tips at the beginning of each new technique) you can practice a new technique before applying it in your scrapbook. I like that the content starts off simple with an introduction to scrapbooking including the necessary tools and materials required. The techniques also start off easy with cropping and matting techniques leading up to adding stitching and fabric to your layouts as well as using your computer to recreate your photos to give them a different look.


  • Paper tearing and crumpling
  • Paper rolling and scraping
  • Chalking
  • Stitching
  • Fabric and textiles
  • Collage collections

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