Scrapbook How-to: Make Newsprint Accents

Who knew that an old newspaper could add such a delightful appeal to a scrapbook layout! Sharon Laakkonen dressed up her Beautiful New Zealand page from Mixed Media, Vol. 1 using newspaper to create a beautiful flower accent as well as border strips to frame the edges. Use your favorite scrapbook supplies and an old newspaper to create unique accents and backgrounds for your pages. It’s easy to add pizzazz to newsprint using spray ink, punches, and paint.

Beautiful New Zealand from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Beautiful New Zealand from Mixed Media, Vol. 1


Create the look:

Step 1: Punch scalloped circle from newspaper and sew around edges.

Step 1: Punch scalloped circle from newspaper and sew around edges.

Step 2: Scrunch paper together forming pleats and add adhesive to center.

Step 2: Scrunch paper together forming pleats and add adhesive to center.

Step 3: Layer several circles; add pre-made flower to center.

Step 3: Layer several circles; add pre-made flower to center.

 

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3 Responses to Scrapbook How-to: Make Newsprint Accents

  1. Cindy Ash says:

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I was under the impression that newsprint is NOT acid-free. It will yellow with age. Would that also be bad for any paper or photos it is in contact with? I know there is an “archive” spray that can be used to keep newsprint from yellowing – spraying the top and bottom of the pieces you are putting on your scrapbook pages could keep them safe.

  2. Alison Harris says:

    I was thinking the same thing Cindy. Such a no no adding newsprint to photo albums and same applies to kids merit cards.I personally haven t used archival spray so can’t comment on that but I wouldn’t even trust that.

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