Introduction to Paper Crafts

Engaging in paper crafts can be as simple or as intricately complex as you want. It can be used in several applications, which can be useful and may also be ideal merchandise for you to sell. Paper craft applications includes scrapbooking, rubberstamping and card making.

If you are just starting with paper craft and simply has the intentions of finding a hobby, it is best to stick with the basics first. You might get overwhelmed if you advance further early in the activity with all the options that you will be faced with. Keep in mind that getting the most impressive results normally happens when you experiment and allow your creativity to freely flow instead of trying to follow another person's style.

It is possible that you may not be feeling artistic and wonders how you would be able to create beautiful paper craft. It may also happen that you would have to face the paper and other materials that you bought without any idea on what exactly you would do or where to start with all of those things.

The best way to begin is to start with something simple. A simple project like a greeting card or a note pad would not pose a daunting task. Instead of thinking about elaborate embellishments and the whole color wheel spectrum, start with rubberstamping. It is a good starting point for doing paper craft because there are so many designs available and you just have to pick out one, choose an ink color then stamp away on paper. This is definitely easier to do than drawing freehand. In addition, you can repeatedly put the same image in different colors without altering the drawing. It's quick and it's easy to do.

Once you have already gotten the hang of it, surely your creative juices would want to create more original artwork. You may start exploring some tools and proceed to the next step in your paper craft hobby. At this point, you may already feel and acknowledge that you have creative bones in your body after all.

The next thing that you can do is create your own design and have a rubber stamp made out of it. This way, you can customize the size, design and font that will be used. This also ensures that your works are original. Originality is essential if you intend to sell your works someday because copyright laws prohibits using and selling designs made by someone else, unless you are authorized to do so.

Lastly, if you want your paper crafts to last for several years, check on the durability of the materials that you will be using. There are archival quality products that claims a quality that would last a lifetime. Archival products are acid-free and will change color or disintegrate over the years.

Source by Michelle Anne Leah Custodio

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