Ordinary Days | Specialty Paper

July 30, 2015

One of the more difficult items to use in scrapbooking, can be printed vellum or transparencies. Because of there translucent properties, they can be difficult to adhere to a page without showing through. However I have found a few ways to get good use out of my less than opaque favorite products. 

1. Staples

I never got a tiny attacher, I just use my regular old office supply store stapler to do the trick. As see in the layout below, a couple of staples and you are good to go.

2. Sewing

For the layout below, I wanted to use the entire page mounted on another. To stabilize the project before I sewed it together, I completed the rest of the layout first. Then added adhesive behind the photo to secure the transparency. I slowly went around the edge with my sewing machine to make sure the pages didn't pucker. I love the way it turned out.

3. Layer

Layers provide at least part of a hidden surface to apply adhesive on specialty papers. I think next time I might try layering patterned paper, transparency and vellum. I'm interested to see how this could look.

I hope these ideas help you pull out those gorgeous specialty papers and start using them! I know I need to be better about using my favorites and not just hoarding them.

Holly & CO.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Great ideas! I mostly staple mine, but if parts are hidden I will often just use some adhesive.

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