03 May 2014

Happy Belated National Scrapbooking Day!!

Scrapbooking Elements by Patti Stoll
Photo Credit: Patti Stoll published July 2005 in pcPolyzine.com
Scrapbooking and polymer clay is a match made in craft heaven. Polymer clay's versatility allows us to make our own scrapbook elements to enhance the pages we create. We can achieve just the right colors and elements to match our photos and memories, giving us an unlimited range of creativity at a cost that doesn't break our crafting banks.

So, in honor of National Scrapbooking Day (May 3rd) I searched the pcPolyzine Archives for an article to celebrate. In addition to our resident Queen of Scrapbooking, Linda Hess, whose creative pages have appeared in past posts, this week we feature Embellishment's by Patti (Kutz Stoll) from July 2005. Although Patti's business has moved into a different phase and she no longer offers customized handmade scrapbooking elements, her approach provides enormous inspiration and highlights what we can do to make our own scrapbooks (and handmade cards, collages, and altered books) truly one of a kind. Patti customized scrapbook elements that included color-coordinated theme kits and sometimes used materials collected from famous places - red dirt from Sedona, Arizona, for example mixed into translucent clay - to add a natural element with imitative techniques, carving, and antiquing.

We hope reading about Patti's former business venture will inspire you to draw on your own polymer clay abilities to create distinctive scrapbook elements that demonstrate your personal polymer style.

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