Scrapbooking Terms

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The arrangement of a heading, text, illustrations, photos and artwork on a page. Especially in scrapbooking the design of your layout should form a visually pleasing whole to the viewer.


The speed at which a pigment, coloured paper or photographs fades in sunlight. Photo should be stored away from direct sunlight and harsh conditions.


A component of the cell walls in plants. Its presence in paper may contribute to chemical degradation. it can be removed during the manufacturing process. Lignin is considered more harmful to photographs than acid.


A technique used to get the effect of stamped images behind each other, in front of another, or coming out, or going into one another.

Melting Pot

An electric utensil designed for melting ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE) which is used for pouring into molds or stamping into. It can also be used for melting bees wax used for collages. Melted UTEE can also easily be transformed into wax seals for invitations.

Mixed Media

The use of several media such as paints, papers, rubber stamps and ink to create a work of art.

Monochromatic Colour Scheme

A single colour (hue) is complemented by its tints and shades.


A graphic symbol consisting of two or more alphabet letters combined (usually your initials).


A work of art incorporating photos into a collage.

Mounting Tab

Available in two formats namely permanent and re-positionable they are perfect for sticking down photos. Ideal for precise positioning of small letters, tags and journaling blocks.