Thursday, 11 April 2013

Mad-Made: Newspaper Scrapbooking

Realising that I haven't done scrapbooking in a long time and needing to find a way to display my newspaper cuttings, I did a simple layout a few days ago.

I placed the newspaper cuttings into sheet protectors that I got from my office, having faith that if it's able to protect the important documents at work, it should be able to protect them.

Protected the newspaper with sheet protectors

With the sheet protectors in place, it is much easier to arrange my layout using the stickers I got from Popular as the stickers would not ruin the actual newspaper article.

Sealed the edges of the sheet protector with border stickers
Spelled "The New Paper" and "Straits Times" with alphabet stickers
Added the dates that the articles were published
A nice title at the top

Here's a tip for alphabet stickers:
In general, the vowels are the fastest to run out but it's really easy to turn the other letters/numbers into any letter you want simply with a scissors and a little imagination. You can cut off the "tail" of a "6" or "9" and it becomes a "o", or cut off part of the "d" to make it an "a", etc. I did the same here by cutting the number "8" to form "E". It's unique, creative and results in zero wastage! =)

The final layout displayed in a frame from IKEA

What do you think?

I'm not really a person who particularly likes green but for some reason the newspaper cuttings look really good with this neutral background. Really pleased with the end result =)


This post is part of my Mad-Made Art series that documents our artistic creations!

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