Make Your Own Unique, Quality Scrapbook Baby Photo Frame

August 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Baby Photo Frames

Scrapbooking is one of the most popular craft hobbies going. There really is something for everyone with this activity and you don’t have to be artistically gifted to enjoy it ,just a desire to use your creativity. You can use literally any material for scrap booking as long as they are free of acid to prevent damage to the photos in the long-term.

Some people do not realise the importance of using acid free materials for scrap booking. It is such a shame to put all that work and effort, not to mention priceless photos that possibly you don’t have a copy, and have it go to waste because of acid damage. When you are looking for the materials you will need, just look out for the acid free label, most these days are, but just be sure.

Using some of the pages from your scrap book is an excellent method to create a one off photo baby frame that money cannot buy. Following are few handy tips for this process.

One of the materials perfect for making frames is polymer clay. Sculptors frequently use this substance as it is very easy to work with and highly effective. Use pre-rolled canes of the polymer clay with a color that will combine well with the scrapbook. These canes can be sliced thinly like a cucumber, each slice roughly the same width to make the frames. Once you have your slices, simply position them in an outline of the shape you wish your frame to be.

Once you have the frame carefully positioned it is time to put in the oven. You will have an instruction leaflet with your clay to guide you through this part. Once the baby photo frame has cooled down, it may be put to use using tape.

You can also use transparency sheets of varying colors with ink stamps to make beautiful patterns for a truly unique baby photo frame for your scrapbook. You should be able to locate these supplies at any local stationers or post office.
There are so many ink stamps to choose from with different colors to fit in with your theme. It is very simple but effective.

One you have selected a transparency sheet, cut it down to size before you get to work using the stamp. You might want to leave cutting out the middle for the baby photo until you have completed the work to give you more room, although it is up to you and what you feel is easiest.

It really is that simple to create fantastic baby photo frames and these two techniques should really help to get the creative side of you into action.