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Use Your Scanner to Make Custom Scrapbooking Paper

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

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May 9, 20090 found this helpful

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!


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May 11, 20091 found this helpful

You can also photocopy fabric! Light prints of course work best of course if you are going to print on it.

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May 5, 20101 found this helpful

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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June 20, 20160 found this helpful

This is just the coolest thing I've seen however I am not too much into scrapbooking but I could use this for other things. Copying and cutting out for decoupage...how exciting. Thank you

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