Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Scrapbooking - Advanced

Scrapbooking - Advanced
Arts and Crafts
North American Division
Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 2004

1. Have the Scrapbooking Honor edit

Answers to the Scrapbooking Honor can be found in the Arts and Crafts chapter of this book.

2. What is lignin? edit

Lignin is the natural bonding element which holds wood fibers together. It is the chemical found in paper that causes it to yellow with age. Newsprint contains lignin—you’ll notice how brittle and yellowed a newspaper becomes after just a few days. Like acid, lignin can be removed during processing to make scrapbooking paper safe. Look for "lignin-free" paper.

3. What plastic is safe to use in Scrapbooks? edit

Try to find some made out of Polypropylene plastic, polyester or acrylic. These materials are safe for photographs and paper and will not cause any damage or degradation to them.

4. What plastic is not and why not? edit

Polyvinylchlorine (PVC) plastic is the type that degrades over time releasing the chlorine as a gas. Plastics with PVC’s and PVA’s can cause photos to become yellow and become sticky over time and damage delicate scrapbook items.

5. Describe the value of Scrapbooking to future generations. edit

Scrapbooking allows us to share with future generations and others, what we believed, how we lived and helps keep the past alive for the future.

6. How do you fix a journaling error? edit

To repair a journaling error you cover the writing with stickers, use a small piece of paper like a background to cover it up, or re-write by starting over.

7. Complete an album of at least 24 pages of a size not less than 8 1/2 x 11 using techniques that includes the use of at least 10 of the following edit

  • Matting - A decorative border around a picture to serve as a frame or provide contrast between the picture and the frame
  • Double Matting - A technique where two mats, with contrasting colors, are cut with slightly different sized opening. This allow you to see a small amount of the inner color mat as well as a larger amount of the outer mat. This create a very elegant contrast and accent for the portrait.
  • Border Designs - For ideas go to
  • Journaling Boxes - A box that contains your journaling. To have an idea what it looks like go to
  • Colored Paper
  • Printed Paper
  • 2 Page Layouts
  • Die Cuts
  • Self Designed Die Cuts
  • Stickers
  • Punches
  • Memorabilia Pockets - Perfect for storing keepsakes. Acid-free, self adhesive pockets. They prevent acid transfer and help keep important memories being lost forever.
  • Decorative Scissors
  • Templates
  • Photo Cropped into a circles or ovals

References edit

For free printable scrapbook supplies: