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How to Use Stencils in Scrapbooking

You can make your scrapbook design as much fun to look at as the mementos in it. Embellish and add personality to your scrapbooking project by using stencils.


  • Step 1: Buy the stencil Buy a stencil set with several shapes that pertain to the page you're designing. Look for initials if you're designing the scrapbook for someone else as a gift.
  • Step 2: Place the stencil Place the stencil over the area you want to design, holding it firmly in place.
  • TIP: Drafting or masking tape can also be used to hold it in place.
  • Step 3: Trace Use a sharp pencil to outline the design, and then move the stencil to the next area.
  • Step 4: Color Color the design with markers, acrylic paints, or colored pencils. Mix and match colors to get striking results. With patience and care, you'll have a beautiful scrapbook that can last a lifetime.
  • FACT: The wife of 13th U.S. President Millard Fillmore maintained a scrapbook chronicling her husband's death.

You Will Need

  • Stencils
  • Sharp pencil
  • Markers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Colored pencils
  • Drafting tape or masking tape (optional)

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