How to Create a Typographical Scrapbook Layout
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How to Create a Typographical Scrapbook Layout

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Scrapbooking and documenting special moments can take many forms, from super-simple layouts to mixed media masterpieces and everything inbetween! However, they are all predominantly made up of the same three components, a main image, a title and journaling. 

Days can be spent perfecting the final layout, as I predominantly work on children’s projects they can’t be time consuming or particularly intricate, as children like to achieve their finished piece sooner rather than later. Therefore for my layout I have gone for a less is more approach, documenting my son’s 6th birthday party. 

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How to make

Top tip: Place a mat, or a piece of thick cardstock behind the page to avoid any of the water staining other pages in the scrapbook. 

Step 1

Take a 12 x 12″ scrapbook and open at an empty left and right-hand page. Stain one of the pages using a tea bag, place the tea bag in a cup of warm water, then use a sponge to apply the water to the page. Leave to dry.

Typographical scrapbook layout

Top Tip: This is a great technique to use on any memorabilia or maps you have to give them a nice vintage look. For maps I would advise using less of the coffee stain so that text and images are still legible. 

Step 2

In a clean cup or pot, add some coffee granules and hot water, leave to cool, then use a medium-sized paint brush to apply some of the water to the tea stained page. Work into the page further using a sponge. 

Typographical Scrapbook Layout

Step 3

This is where you could spend days and days deciding what your going to put down on the page, there are so many lovely bits and pieces to choose from! I used the Pebbles paper to create backdrops – there are lots of great patterns to choose from in this pad! I drew cactus shapes on the back of the green patterned paper and cut out using a sharp pair of scissors; the red patterned paper within the sheet works brilliantly for creating the spiky cactus flowers.

Step 4

All Cowboy-themed parties need a ‘Wanted’ poster, and the Amy Tangerine wooden stamps are perfect! I then added some Thicker stickers underneath, along with some more cacti.

Typographical scrapbook layout

Step 5

 The completed layouts.

Typographical Scrapbook Layout

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