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Using Hand Decorated Papers in Scrapbook Pages

“The golden door is open” says this page. I feel like I have entered the new level of scrapbooking when I have increased the amount of handmade elements, especially hand decorated papers.The Golden Door, a scrapbook page using handdecorated papers

I wonder why store-bought papers are so popular. Using my own papers is so inspiring. Here’s “Empty Scenes”.Empty Scenes, a scrapbook page using handdecorated papers

In this page I have used odd leftover letter stickers to create patterned background area in the bottom of the page. Did not cost anything but with some gesso and acrylics they got a new look.
Leftovers, a scrapbook page using handdecorated papers

With hand decorated papers I have begun to pick themes that I never did before. Like this one about Sibelius’s Finlandia hymn, my aunt and being a Finn.
I Miss Her and The World She Represented, a scrapbook page using handdecorated papers

2 thoughts on “Using Hand Decorated Papers in Scrapbook Pages

  1. Hi Paivi,

    A fellow LOAD-ster here, I really love your layouts with all the handmade elements. Great to find your blog, your work is beautiful and inspiring.

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