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Can i use the pretty pictures in junk mail to decorate my scrapbooking pages? I can't find an acid tester pen here, so how do I test them for acidity? My son suggested wetting a small portion then use a litmus paper to test acidity, is that ok?

Annie

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September 14, 20040 found this helpful

I would not use this. It is surely not acid and lignin free paper. If it is something you really want to use though, spray the paper (front and back) with an ant-acid scrapbooking spray. I can't remember the name of it because I am now out, but it is in the scrapbooking sections of Michaels or AC Moore and has a green label on a white pump bottle. Warning: the spray is quite expensive, so use one of the store 40%/50% off coupons to buy it.

Good Luck!

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September 14, 20040 found this helpful

I am not a scrapbooker, but my daughter-in-law is, and I am a crafter so know "a little bit" about it. My suggestion would be to scan it and print it using your computer.

Rocky

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January 5, 20050 found this helpful

I use pictures from magazines at times that I know are not acid free. Using my acid free stickers, I stick the pictures to smaller acid free paper before attaching to my overall project. I haven't had any problems yet. I have scrapbooks that are 30 years old I made before it was all the rage.

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January 8, 20050 found this helpful

What is the reason that the paper can't be acidic? I am asking this because i am new to scrapbooking and i have used magazing cutouts and such. I guess i seem a little ignorant but like I said i am new to this.

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January 9, 20050 found this helpful

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July 22, 20070 found this helpful

As a Creative Memories Consultant, I can tell you that you should never place anything you are uncertain of or suspect is not acid free on your pages. Instead, use a Memorabilia pocket and isolate the item. It's far better to be safe than sorry and you want your books to last for many more lifetimes than your own.

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February 14, 20090 found this helpful

Does your printer scan? What about scanning them in and printing out on paper you know to be safe? I scan in lots of stuff, even fabric, to use in my digital books.

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March 12, 20100 found this helpful

I bought my acid free Krylon paper finish at a Hobby Lobby store in Mo. 3 oz cost $6.00. I use it on official papers that I put in my scrapbook such as old discharge army papers, sale bill from when we sold our farm, clip art, magazine cutouts, and just about anything that will work for me. BJ

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March 12, 20100 found this helpful

I bought my acid -free Krylon paper finish at a Hobby Lobby store in Mo. 3 oz cost $6.00. I use it on official papers that I put in my scrapbook such as old discharge army papers, sale bill from when we sold our farm, clip art, magazine cutouts

and just about anything that will work for me.

BJ

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