For custom scrapbooking paper line your scanner or copier bed with a sheet of clear plastic (to protect it). Next take anything you'd like to copy like shells, small stones, pasta, flowers, grass, cookies, candy, chocolate chips, crayons, sewing supplies, yarn, bubble wrap, lace, and even birdseed or dried pet food. Place it carefully on top of the plastic liner sheet then scan or copy it.
You will end up with some of the most amazing scrapbooking paper around! It looks totally real. Color usually works best, but some things (like lace) look wonderful in black and white.
By Cyinda from near Seattle
I scan things all the time, but this one is the most innovative thing I have seen in a long time! Wow, bet me I will be doing that very soon.
You could lay some quilt or sweater material, beads, old jewelry, and so much more.
Thanks for the great idea!
You can also photocopy fabric! Light prints of course work best of course if you are going to print on it.
If the print you'd like to scan and print is too bright
to print on, try adding a sheet of thin white tissue
paper between it and the face of the scanner. Make
sure there are no wrinkles in it and if you need to,
weight it down so that the scanner has a better
"view" of what it's scanning. Even if you print out
a sheet which is too bright, the same thing will
work. I have ironed waxed paper to a too-bright
sheet that I liked the colors and pattern of, but
it was just too bright to take to printing. The waxed
paper will tone it down quite a lot and you'll have
a very pale version of what you first printed.
Hope this will help you.
Julia in Boca Raton, FL
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