Have you ever scrapbooked using a fabric mini album as a base? Burlap is the perfect start to any vintage-inspired mixed media scrapbook, and it’s easy to use the paper crafting supplies and skills you already have to create scrapbook albums that will make everyone say “wow!”
Get Inspired to Scrapbook with Burlap
This is Christine Meier from Canvas Corp and 7gypsies, and I’m here to share some tips on scrapbooking with burlap mini albums. I might be a bit early with this holiday mini album created by Lisa Moore, but it is one of my favorite examples of working with burlap.
In addition to showcasing photos, Lisa’s book displays holiday ephemera, vintage holiday cards, wrapping paper, and more.
Are you feeling inspired? Great! Here are a few tips to help you get started.
4 Tips for Scrapbooking with Burlap
1. Burlap loves paper! To adhere paper to your burlap book, choose a clear-drying liquid glue that dries clear such as Mixed Media Glue or Fabritac.
2. Burlap and fabric can be altered with many of your favorite paper crafting techniques, such as stamping, applying rub-ons, swiping with ink, misting, and more.
3. Brad prongs pass easily though the fabric and are a great way to hold embellishments in place. Cover up the prongs on the reverse side with paper or other items.
4. You can glue or stitch ribbons and other fabric items right to the burlap.
You can also apply many of these great techniques to canvas and other fabrics.
Win a Collection of Mixed Media Goodies
We are excited to send one lucky person a box of goodies from Canvas Corp and 7gypsies including one of these great burlap books. To enter, leave a comment here letting us know if you are ready to give burlap a try in an upcoming project. Comments must be received by Monday, October 1, at 9:00 am (MT).
Congratulations to our winner!
Linda Trimble says: Burlap is such a fantastic medium. Buy a bunch of yards, you will difinitely use it on something!
Linda, watch for an email in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your prize.
We hope that you are inspired to mix a little media and give burlap a try!