How to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Scrapbooking Albums in 5 Easy Ways

 


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Albums are among the essential materials that you would need to consider in the scrapbooking projects. They are the body that builds the bulk of papers, cards and embellishments and act as protectors of your memorabilia.

Following are some fundamental scrapbooking album cares that will help reduce the immediate damages that may be brought by a number of harmful elements to your memory keepers.

1- Liquids
Keep away your album from liquids. Liquids do not only spoil the outside covering of your scrapbook, they may as well cause damage on the photos, memorabilia, negatives and other water non-resistant materials. Also, keep your working area clear from liquids.

2- Sunlight
Direct sunlight can undoubtedly cause colors to fade, thus, diminished album quality. This goes side by side with extreme temperatures. Too low temperature will moisten the album itself and the same goes with too hot environment, especially for storage. http://i. ezinearticles.com/article-management/ezinearticles/ea_editor_manager.php#pv EzineArticles.com Editors Interface 3- Oily Hands
Initially the damage of oily hands may not be as apparent. You can always choose to frequently wash your hands with acid neutralizing agents or simply refrain from touching the photographs with your entire hand so as to prevent the deterioration caused by skin oils.

4- Storage
Proper storage of negatives, layouts and other materials will not only prevent tears, scratches or bends from occurring, they will also largely affect the lifespan of each. Provide sturdy containers or acid-free envelopes for filing.

5- Materials.
Never use vinyl plastics as they contain the destructive material referred to as polyvinyl chloride or PVC. This substance is unstable and will therefore cause corrosion in your precious items. Look for polyester or acrylic materials instead. They have more stable properties and will help ensure the longevity of your items.

These guiding principle listed above are not only intended to create better impressions on your work. They would also help prolong the quality preservation of your scrapbook.

Anuar Malek presents more information on scrapbooking albums at http://scrapbooking.cosmomatrix.com - a website provides informative articles and resources on everything you'll ever need to know about scrapbooking

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