When it comes to crafting tools, there are the basic but still incredibly necessary tools like a few good pairs of scissors, various Kraft glues, and good cardstock paper. And then there are the others in Hong Kong that take your journaling to the next level. With that said, here are some of the essential and somewhat unconventional paper products that a craft enthusiast needs to include in their scrapbooking arsenal.
We don’t just use notebooks for actual note taking and writing anymore these days, creative individuals use them exclusively for their artistic pursuits. Scrapbooking, journal keeping, and diary keeping can all be done in notebooks. So why not go the extra mile and get a notebook that matches with what’s on the inside as well as the outside. With the choice of leather-bound notebooks that look like something out of Harry Potter or just a simple one with black paper, unleash all creativity at your leisure.
Glossy Photo Print Paper
Like scrapbooking? Doing things DIY? Or maybe you’re thinking about starting printing out photos yourself to save money. If that’s the case, you should consider investing in glossy photo print paper, such as inkjet paper.
A fantastic money saving option, glossy print paper can make your photos look professional when printed on glossy photo paper. Make yourself some budget faux polaroids with some clever cutting or just print out some precious family memories and paste them at will. Honestly, there are no limits to what you can do with glossy photo paper and a decent printer.
3 Unconventional Crafting Tools
Washi tape has been around for a long time, but only recently has it become popular in mainstream social media sites like Instagram. Originating from Japan, washi tapes are roles of tape printed with patterns and designs. The designs are usually whimsical and colourful and often used to brighten up an otherwise plain page inside a scrapbook or a diary.
Washi tape is one of those very versatile tools, and how it’s used and for what is up to the creator.
Stencils and Paper Punchers
Pretty self-explanatory, stencils let you shade in figures and silhouettes and is often used for aesthetic purposes. It has been said that stencils are great if you find drawing a hassle. Likewise, paper punchers do the same for decoration but operate almost like stickers without the adhesive on its back.
There are a million of designs available for rubber stamps and you can use it to decorate a page to your liking with the use of various coloured inks. Rubber stamps are almost like stencils, letting you easily stamp in beautiful designs.