Do you prefer traditional scrapbooking?
Have you already posted photos in a scrapbook?
I bet you tried a lot of ways to put photos on the album and a little bit of what was successful.
To avoid spoiled photos and poorly protected pages, I suggest you try the following several ways to mount photos in a scrapbook.
How to Mount Photos in Scrapbook
Make Tabs from Photos
To make the attachment of the photo as successful as possible, you need to avoid glue. Tabs are one of the best ways to install a photo to avoid glue.
Such tabs are located in the dispenser inside the cardboard boxes. You do not need to get the tabs from the applicator, but just install the applicator on paper.
It is done simply by pressing the applicator, then the tab remains on the paper.
The number of tabs depends entirely on the box. But in any case, you have every chance to get many tabs in one applicator, even in a box for a few dollars.
Hook the Corners
This way of attaching photos to scrapbook is controversial. The fact is that many users are not enthusiastic about this method and consider it unreliable.
However, there are fans that put the picture in the corners.
The method is very many years; still, my grandmother used this method for fixing photos.
It seems to me that the photos are held firmly when installing in this way. Additionally, it is convenient to make copies, because the photo is not permanently attached.
The scanning method is ideal for those who use the digital style of scrapbooking. More precisely, scanning is the only way to install a photo in this case.
Scanning is also useful for archiving photos, storing them securely. Therefore, I recommend using this method, which will not lose the photo and make several copies if necessary.
Use glue? That is the question!
The vast majority of people, who are engaged in scrapbooking, try to avoid glue to mount photos in a scrapbook.
The only reason for this dislike is that the scrapbooking glue is an inaccurate tool.
When the photo is glued, it’s forever. Now you cannot make copies or replace it. The glue leaves stains and, with careless use, can spoil hours of work.
I believe that glue is a good way, tested over the years, and you can use it, but in certain cases. For example, glue can fix a matte photo to the background.
For a more accurate work, you need to use a glue stick that should be applied to the corners and the center of the back of the photo.
It is an inexpensive way and many types of glue do not contain acid and anything that can spoil all the beauty. However, sooner or later the time will come when any glue will dry up, and the parts will begin to fall nonstop.
In that case, I would advise you to buy better quality more expensive glue and use it in small amounts.
Do you know one of the most effective ways of attaching photos to scrapbooks?
These are tape guides that have a glue-like working principle. Belt guides are disposable and reusable. At the heart of this device is an adhesive tape.
Some specimens have a transparent adhesive tape, while others have a gently blue or white color.
Typically, colored tapes have a double adhesive tape; it allows them to be more durable.
Give Preference To Strong Fastening
Another strong attachment is called Brads and represents metal teeth. More precisely, the shape of the brads is similar to the shape of the tooth.
To fix a photo with the help of Brads technology, you do not need pliers, because the use of Brads is quite simple.
I have to say that in the scrapbooking industry there is an incredible fashion for using brads.
It is so, apparently, because these prongs have different colors, sizes (mini and large) and sometimes form, and also firmly connect the materials.
The variety of colors is amazing, as it comes from pastel colors to bright metallic shades (gold, silver).
Brads is really a very cool thing, but that does not mean it is expensive; the price is OK to everyone, as well as the use.
For fixing, just take a piece of paper and a photo, make a small hole in the paper, insert one tooth and clip it like a paper clip into the bottom of the notebook. Then simply bend the teeth and press it.
Remember that the bent teeth should be on the reverse side, so it does not spoil the view.
Is There Something to Avoid
It is rubber cement. The name of this product looks strange. Believe me, also looks like the composition of rubber cement. It is not what you need to use in scrapbooking.
It is the fact that rubber cement contains a high content of acid, which makes the cement flexible as slime. The use of this mucus makes the picture sloppy and short-lived.
Despite the fact that many manufacturers claim that the use of acid in rubber cement remains in the past, it does not exclude a difficult process of use.
Scrapbooking is a great hobby I think so. There are a lot of ways to mount photos in a scrapbook, much more than here. Only glue has a dozen kinds!
But it is hard to say which of the ways is better because everywhere there are certain advantages and disadvantages.
I think the best way to install photos will be the one that will be more convenient for you.