Colorbok Vintage Treasures Scrapbooking Paper
Last updated date: October 8, 2020
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From The Manufacturer
Colorbök, LLC designs and manufactures some of the most innovative and creative memory and craft products on the market. From patterned paper and embellishments to stickers and stamps, our products are designed to inspire your creativity at every level! Additionally, we offer a wide range of craft kits for teens and children of all ages.
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An Overview On Scrapbooking Papers
Scrapbooking is an elegant way to archive precious memories, which is why it is crucial that none of the materials used in the scrapbook spread could contribute to the fading or discoloration of the photos. To avoid this, scrapbooking supplies are made acid-free with a pH level of 7. (Acid levels are measured on a pH scale of 0 to 14.)
When buying scrapbook paper, the most important thing to consider is if the paper is archival quality. That means it is acid and lignin-free. Lignin is a plant fiber found in wood that causes paper made from wood pulp to turn yellow over time. Most scrapbooking papers are already made acid and lignin-free, but always double check if you are venturing out of the scrapbooking realm when purchasing paper.
There is a wide variety of paper available for scrapbooking: sturdy cardstock, transparent acetate and patterned scrapbook paper, to name a few. However, the options are truly limitless. Depending on what you want to do with the paper, you may have to consider the method used to make the paper.
When paper is made, the wood pulp is either cold- or hot-pressed into its shape. Cold-press paper has a texture to it, called the “tooth,” and it can absorb water, making it best for ink, watercolor and other paints. This type of paper also tends to have subtle colors. On the other hand, hot-pressed papers tend to have vibrant colors and are smooth, making them best for writing or drawing clean, fine lines.
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The history of scrapbooking can be traced back to personal journals from the Middle Ages. Perhaps the most famous and oldest known journal is from a French priest written between 1409 and 1449. However, journals didn’t start to resemble our scrapbooks today until the invention of the industrial printing press that gave rise to mass-produced greeting, calling and postcards in the early 1800s.
In the later 1800s, calling card albums rose in popularity as one of the first instances of scrapbooking as personal memory-keeping. At the time, it was common practice for visitors to leave a calling card, which could then be stored in a book for posterity.
The Scrapbooking Paper Buying Guide
- When shopping for paper, buying packs of paper instead of single sheets offers a variety of coordinating elements at a more manageable price point, making it easier to piece together cohesive spreads.
- Having a variety of paper in each subtle and busy patterns and solid colors will give you freedom when designing spreads.
- Solid colors and subtle patterns won’t distract from spreads with many photos, while busy patterns can fill up a spread with just a few photos.
- There are two types of cardstock papers: white cores and color cores. Torn edges of white core cardstock will appear white, while color core cardstock will appear the color of the paper.
- If you’re ever unsure whether your paper is acid-free, you can always check with a pH level tester pen. If the pen shows up blue or purple, then then the paper is acid-free.