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Scrapbooking Pages - Hobbying glossary
Category: Hobbies and Crafts > Scrapbooking
Date & country: 13/11/2007, UK
Words: 104


Acid Migration
Acid migration occurs when something with acid is placed against an article that is acid free. Photographs mounted on acidic paper will weaken and crumble. Acidic memorabilia can be added to photo albums if encapsulated in polypropylene sleeves or placed on buffered card on a page underneath a protective sleeve.

AF-LF
Abbreviation for: acid-free/lignin-free

Album
Blank book used to store scrapbooking photographs and scrapbook pages.

Alpha Cellulose
The strongest and most stable of all plant fibres. Because of this stability it is used in permanent paper.

Analogous Colours
Colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel.

Border
The margins of a scrapbook page. Usually spoken of in terms of decoration.

Buffered
Products capable of maintaining the core of a solution. (Buffered paper prevents acid from moving from a photograph to a paper).

CASE
Copy And Steal Everything: Means copying layouts. Also called Scraplifting.

Chalking
The art of using chalks to enhance your scrapbook pages.

Clip Art
Art purchased in book or software from that can be applied to scrap booking pages.

Colour Wheel
Shows colour relationships and placement.

Coluzzle
A plastic tool used to guide the cutting of various shapes. You need to use a craft knife as the cutting instrument.

Corner-Edged Scissors
Scissors that cut corners. Each pair creates four different types of corners.

Cropper Hopper
A brand of carrying tote for all your scrapbooking materials etc.

Dauber
A round miniature stamp pad which can be dabbed onto a stamp to apply ink

Dauber Duo
A dauber applicator with a different colour or shade on each end.

Decorative Ruler
A normal ruler with a special edge used in designing scrapbook pages.

Decorative Scissors
Scissors with a decorative pattern on the blade.

Degradation
Materials breaking down or changing appearance from the original state or appearance. Typically paper or photographs yellowing and becoming brittle.

Die-Cuts
Paper designs cut from die cut machines.

Double-Mount
To place a photo on two background papers.

Dry Embossing-Debossing
To make a raised image by pushing the paper up using a stylus from the backside. Also called blind embossing.

Embossing Ink
A glycerin based used for embossing.

Encapsulation
A method of displaying three-dimensional memorabilia and protecting nearby items from acid contained in the memorabilia. Items are encased in stable plastics.

Eyelet
A round (with a hole in the centre) metal embellishment added by punching a hole and hammering down the back.

Fiber-Fibre
A fancy thread used to decorate scrapbook pages.

Fine & Chisel
Pens A fine tip pen (0.5mm) and chisel tip (6.0mm) used for lettering.

Focal Point
The element of a design where lines converge. The eye is naturally drawn to the focal point in an image.

Font
The style of lettering.

Gel-based Rollers
Pens with pigment ink.

Gift Album
A compilation of photographs and mementos created with a person or event in mind.

Glassine
Translucent paper used to make envelopes or sleeves for storage of photo negatives or for decorative use.

Hand Tinting (Also photo tinting)
A method of applying colour to a black and white photograph.

Handmade Paper
Paper made by hand that is often rough and uneven in texture. Sometimes there are flowers and leaves in the paper which can add a natural look to your scrapbook.

Handmade Scraps
Scrapbook supplies made from layered-looking die-cuts.

Heading
The caption or title that explains the theme of a layout.

Heritage
Traditions passed down from generation to generation.

Hermafix-Herma
A brand of dispensing tool for photo mounting squares.

Hinge Album
A plastic strap binding allows your albums to expand. These tend to lay flatter than the post bound albums.

Journaling Templates
Templates with space left for writing.

KMA
Abbreviation for: Keeping Memories Alive (product brand)

Latex Pages
Usually found in magnetic albums. These will discolour pages in a very short period of time.

Layout
A page design or the grouping of scrapbooking pages that go together. A layout can be one page; two or some are even a panoramic 4 page spread.

Letter Templates
Plastic or metal templates in the shape of letters of the alphabet.

Light Box
A small light table used for embossing or viewing negatives.

Lightfast
Coloured material that resists fading even when exposed to natural or artificial light.

Lignin
A naturally occurring acid substance in wood that breaks down over time. Paper with lignin is not suitable for archival scrapbooking projects.

Magnetic Album
A photo album which uses a special adhesive to hold photographs in place and creates static for the plastic page cover to cling to. These are not suitable for scrapbooking.

MAMBI
Abbreviation for: Me and My Big Ideas (product brand)

Matte or Matting
A surface that has no glossy appearance or a lustred look/finish.

Memory or Keepsake Album
Another term for a scrapbook.

MM
Abbreviation for: Memory Makers Magazine OR Mustard Moon (product brand) OR Making Memories (product brand)

Monochromatic Colour Scheme
Employs different values of the same colour.

Mounting Squares
A small square of double sided tape-like adhesive dispensed from boxes.

Muted Colors
Subdued tints or shades of colours that tend to be more suitable for backgrounds.

Neutral
A pH of 7.0. It is not acidic.

Oval Cutters
Paper trimmers that cut paper and photographs into ovals.

Page Protectors
Acid-free plastic sheets that display and protect pages.

Page Toppers
Hand-drawn illustrated phrases in bright colours meant to be used as titles at the top of pages.

Paper Piecing
Die cuts or punches put together to create an image for your scrapbook page.

Pattern Paper
Paper with designs repeated on the entire page.

PC
Abbreviation for: Provo Craft (product brand)

Perforated Punches
Shapes that the scrapbooker can use as embellishments on a page by punching out on the perforations.

Permanent
Stands the test of time resisting chemical breakdown. Also can mean unmovable.

Photo Corners
Paper with adhesive on the back used to stick photographs to a page on the corners. Used to stick photos without applying adhesive directly to the photograph.

Photo Safe
Acid and lignin free.

PI
Abbreviation for: Pebbles Inc (product brand)

Pigma Pen
Pen with special pigment that is acid free and permanent.

Pocket Page
A scrapbook page with a built in pocket. Useful for holding memorabilia you may want to take out and look at like programs or other booklets.

Post-Bound Albums
Scrapbooking albums that are held together with metal posts that run through the pages.

Power Punch
A great tool used with punches that saves your thumb from blisters. Also makes punching a lot easier with less effort.

Product Swap
When scrapbookers swap/trade unwanted scrapbooking items.

Punch
1. A tool used to create small shapes. 2. The shapes created by the punches.

Puzzle Templates
Templates in puzzle shapes.

Quilling
A technique where you roll strips of paper into various shapes.

Red-Eye Pen
Used to take red-eye out of photographs.

Repositionable
A type of adhesive that can be stuck on paper and pulled back up and re-stuck.

Reversible Adhesive
An adhesive that can be undone.

Rubber Cement
An adhesive that is not safe for Scrapbooking.

Scrap lift
To use an idea for part or whole of a page layout you`ve seen someone else use.

Scroll and Brush Pens
Pens that have one tip for coloring and one for writing.

SEI
Abbreviation for a US scrapbooking company.

Self Healing Mat
A mat that can be repeatedly cut and still retains its form.

Setter
A tool used in attaching eyelets.

Shade
A colour with black added to it.

Shaker Box
A new trend (similar to a snow globe but without the water.) Use a die-cut and a piece cut out from a sheet protector. Seal in bits of confetti or small beads etc.

Side Loading
Page protectors that slide over your album pages and are sealed at the top and bottom.

Sizzix
A brand of personal die cutting system.

Spiral-Bound Books
Albums that are secured with a metal or plastic spiral binding running up the side of the album.

Stencil
A plastic pre-cut template used to trace and cut shapes. Usually used on paper and/or photos. They may also be used to apply paint/chalk to a surface in a contrasting colour.

Sticker
A decorative adhesive used to embellish a page. Ranging in size from a few centimeters across to a full page.

Strap-Hinge Albums
Scrapbooking albums secured with plastic straps that run through a holder directly on the pages and keep the book in place.

Tape Roller
Device that distributes tape on the back of photographs and scrapbooking pages. (Hermafix is a brand of tape roller.)

Template
A stencil used to trace shapes onto scrapbook pages or photos.

Theme
The overall idea or emphasis of a page/scrapbook.

Top Loading
An album or sheet protector in which your scrapbook page slides into your book from the top.

Tote
A bag or hard case you carry or pull on wheels used to carry your scrapbooking supplies.

Vivelle
An archival paper with fabric-like texture similar to a terry-cloth towel.

Walnut Ink
A photo safe ink that gives an aged effect to your embellishments.

Wax (or grease) Pencils
Soft pencils designed for use on photographs.