Written by: Heidi Clausen
The materials to be used for scrapbooking, should preferably be acid free (acid free) and Ligninfri, as acid can destroy both paper, ornaments and photos with the times.
Of course it is a temperament issue, how much will go up to keep his things acid-free. If you make an album, you really want to keep for years to come, it is a good idea to think about acid.
But is it more 'insignificant' pages, mini albums or cards, behøver det ikke at være syrefrit.
Most things you can buy in scrapbutikkerne today, However, often acid-free.
What is lignin?
Lignin is a chemical element, found in wood and other plants. There is often a small portion back, when the wood is turned into paper. It requires an extra treatment to remove lignin, therefore the paper a little bit expensive.
Why do my thing to be acid-free?
You probably know the problem with tape and paper, having served for some years. The paper has become yellow and brittle and tape have made ugly stains on the paper and can not paste more, Therefore it is important to examine the paper, lim, tape, pens, gadgets and other things you want to use, is acid-free.
If in doubt, you can buy an acid test pen. So you can even test things before they are used.
You draw a little line on the paper, which then reacts, depending on the acidity is in the tested. The line can disappear or change color, depending on the type of pen you.
Tip!. It's good to have along when you're in town and want to test before you buy. Disappears stroke, there is acid in. If you tell this shop, are often allowed to test, if you promise to buy the thing, if the line will be, but then one is also sure that it is acid-free.
You also need to be aware of, that fingerprints and greasy fingers give a bit acid, which can help to break down your scrapsider.
Therefore, it is a good idea, to wipe the images of before you put your scrapside into your album.
I have not had it done at a few pictures, the kids touched by sticky fingers, and now their fingerprint 'melted' onto the image.
Tip! Eyeglass cleaning cloths or microfiber cloths are great for this purpose.
But you can still use acidic stuff. They just need to put into something that is not acidic. You can f. items. use some special plastic pockets.
Tip!. Let however, designed to laminate your scan image of the gold nugget, image is completely black
You can also embed the thing with, for example.. limlak, paint or similar.
There is a widespread misconception, that only those things which are in contact with the image, there must be acid free. That's all, there must be acid-free, If you would like to keep your LO fresh and as you made it.
It would indeed be sin, that all colors are faded, discolored and decorations have fallen by, when for many years would like to show his album rather.
The process is not as strong, so keep an eye on your pages, when you do sometimes look at your album.