Hello and welcome to my A-Z Blog Challenge! My theme for the month of April is scrapbooking, and today – L is for LETTERING.
Lettering is another straight-forward topic, it’s the addition of individual letters to your scrapbook page.
A majority of letters come in sticker form, but like the embellishments post, letters can be made of any material including (but not limited to): clay, plastic, wood, and ceramics.
The most common use for letters are for the header of a page, but they also help to section off areas of a page.
In each of my albums I have a “Buh-Bye” page to show the events of the previous year, and a “Resolutions” page to list my goals for the new annum.
Letters patterned after a theme can integrate all of the elements of a page.
|This is an example of a themed header.|
Other ways to add letters is with the help of stencils or by drawing freehand.
|Here I used chalkboard paper for the first time. This type of paper would be fun to use with a deli counter or coffee menu-board theme.|
The only disadvantage to using letters is alignment.
A helpful trick to space sticker letters is to:
- Lay the letters out non-adhesive side down, and position them how you want them.
- Take a strip of wax paper (or release paper) that is the length of your word, and gently fold the paper in half (do not score).
- Carefully place the seam of the folded release paper midway across your word leaving the top half of the letters exposed.
- Pick up the word (partially attached to the paper) by the paper edges and turn it over.
- Place the word where you want it to go on your page, and press the top (sticky) half of the letters down.
- Gently pull-roll the wax paper away from the bottom half of the letters.
- Press firmly to adhere.
The result is evenly spaced and perfectly positioned words. J
Well, that’s another A-Z letter crossed off our list! This blog challenge is going fast!
I so appreciate you checking out my theme. If you’ve enjoyed this post or have any tips on how to letter like a pro, please leave a comment below.
And If you’re ready for more A-Z madness, please check out the blogs of other participants. You can find them on social media by searching @AprilA2Z and #AtoZChallenge.
I’ll be wrapping up this week on Saturday with a super cool letter – M is for MOSIAC.
Hope to see you then!