Today I'm sharing two layouts with you that look beyond the ordinary page embellishments and matching collection pieces. When you're armed with the right adhesives, you can get brave and creative about what lands on your page. Both of my pages were created at a crop, using papers and recycled materials I was given. Imagine a big bag filled with coated comic book pages, pop can tabs, bits of cork, paperclips, cupcake wrappers, wire etc. and a big list of challenges to go with it.
If you want to use papers like comic pages, bingo cards and newspaper, just give each side a coat with Acid Free Decoupage and Craft Paste and let dry before adding to your page. If you are still worried about acid content, just be sure the photos aren't in direct contact with the papers.
Easy texture and dimension can be achieved using trimmed cupcake liners and a bit of 450 Quick Dry. I wouldn't use anything else for keeping my buttons on either.
Adding a loop or two of twine is easy too, with a thin bead of Helmar Acid Free Glue. Just lay the bead where you want it, and then lay the twine along it. The glue dries clear, so you won't see it if you're slightly off.
So if you're tempted to do a bit of upcycling on your projects, and get creative with your embellishments, Helmar can definitely help make things stick as if they were always meant to be used on a scrapbook page.