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Decorative Photo Album

Artfully yet easily embellished, this personalized photo album is as well envisaged as its cherished photographic contents.

Decorative Photo Album

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television

Introduction

As Martha explains, the key to creating a finished look is using Scotch 568 Positionable Mounting Adhesive --- a thin, paper-backed adhesive that may be somewhat expensive for the one-time user, but will prove a great investment for anyone who frequently mounts photos or creates paper crafts.

materials

  • Photo album

  • Decorative paper

  • Scissors

  • Fabric pencil

  • Scotch 568 Positionable Mounting Adhesive

  • Bookplate

steps

  1. Cut a piece of decorative paper to about 1/2 inch wider than the photo album on all sides. Mark the album 1 inch in from the spine using a fabric pencil, then repeat on the back cover.

  2. Roll out an appropriate amount of the mounting adhesive, then place the paper, pattern side up, onto the adhesive. Cover with the liner, and using the squeegee tool, rub back and forth, applying even pressure to the paper. Gently peel away the paper from the adhesive.

  3. To cover the album, position the paper, which now has an adhesive backing, onto the album cover, 1 inch in from the spine. (This will create the look of a nice, finished binding.) To adhere the paper permanently, give it a firm rub with the squeegee tool. Fold over the short sides, using the tool to smooth any creases. Fold in the corners of the long side, then fold over the long side; repeat on album's opposite side.

  4. Add a lining to the inside cover using coordinating paper cut slightly smaller than the album, and adhere the liner, using the same technique you used for the cover. Finish the album by attaching a personalized bookplate.

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