April 2024 Wk2 - Scrapbook page layout

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April 2024 wk2 Scrapbook page layout

In this digital age where everything seems to be a click away, there's something undeniably nostalgic about the clackety-clack of a typewriter. Beyond its classic appeal, a typewriter can add a touch of vintage charm and personality to your scrapbook journalling.

Our guest scrapbooker Janina has created a quirky nostalgia on her page by incorporating labelled and journalling using a typewriter font.

Whether you're a seasoned scrapbooker or just starting out, here's how you can incorporate a typewriter into your creative process to create beautifully unique pages that capture your memories in style.


How to get the typewriter effect

Buy a 2nd hand typewriter!

The first step in utilising a typewriter for scrapbook journalling is choosing the right one. Vintage typewriters can be found in thrift stores, antique shops, or online marketplaces. Consider factors such as the font style, size, and functionality when making your selection. Some typewriters offer different font options, while others have various settings for adjusting letter size and spacing. 

Use a computer

You can get a similar effect to a type font by choosing a lettering style such as ‘Courier New’ in your word processing package and printing your journalling out.


Choosing the Right Paper

The type of paper you use can greatly influence the look and feel of your typewritten journalling. Experiment with different textures, weights, and colours to find the perfect match for your scrapbook theme. Consider using vintage-style paper or specialty cardstock to complement the retro vibe of typewritten text.


Crafting Your Journalling Content

Before you start typing, take some time to brainstorm and draft your journalling content. Think about the stories you want to tell and the emotions you want to convey on your scrapbook pages. Typewritten journalling lends itself well to heartfelt messages, personal anecdotes, and memorable quotes. Write freely and allow your own style to shine through in your journalling.


Typing with Precision

Typewriters require a bit of patience and practice to master, so don't be discouraged if your first few attempts aren't perfect. Embrace imperfections as part of the charm of typewritten text.


Adding Creative Flourishes

Once you've typed your journalling onto your scrapbook pages, consider adding creative flourishes to enhance visual interest. Experiment with typewriter art, such as borders, frames, or decorative elements, to embellish your journalling. You can also incorporate hand-drawn illustrations, stickers, or ephemera to further personalize your pages.


Mixing Typewritten and Handwritten Elements

Don't feel restricted to solely typewritten text. Mix it up by incorporating handwritten journalling alongside typewritten passages. This combination adds variety and depth to your scrapbook pages, creating a visually appealing contrast between the two styles.


Incorporating Typewritten Titles and Headings

In addition to journalling, consider using your typewriter to create titles, headings, and captions for your scrapbook pages. Typewritten titles add a polished, professional touch to your layouts and serve as focal points to draw attention to key elements within your scrapbook.


Personalizing with Typewritten Quotes and Lyrics

Draw inspiration from your favourite quotes, lyrics, or poems and incorporate them into your scrapbook pages using your typewriter. Typewritten quotes add a poignant and literary dimension to your journalling, infusing your pages with meaningful sentiments and timeless wisdom.


Incorporating typewriting into your scrapbooking arsenal can breathe new life into your journalling process, adding a touch of vintage charm and personality to your creations. Whether you're documenting everyday moments or special occasions, typewritten journalling offers a timeless appeal that is sure to delight and inspire for generations to come