The other week I was invited on down to Paperchase in Manchester to join some other bloggers for a preview of their new workshops. Paperchase Project Craft workshops are offering to get everyone discovering their inner crafter.
We went along to a Scrapbooking workshop, remember if you are doing this to take with you things to scrapbook with. We didn’t for one reason or another, but it was OK. We still picked up some hints and tips for scrap booking. At the start our Paperchase Project Craft workshop leader introduced us to the notion of a few different scrapbooking techniques. Now I must admit I am (despite art a-levels and the like) am not the most ‘perfect’ of crafters. The first thing we learnt was about picking a theme, I went with brunch as we were having to use magazines and I found some cute breakfast recipes that I thought would be cool to scrapbook.
At this point we were also taught about themes and patterns for our pages, which well, I didn’t listen too. Hence why page is not so perfect. Not that I didn’t listen completely, I got some ideas for my own scrapbook at home that I have been making for Mr W. I can put these ideas to good use in. There was also very sensible advice about not sticking down anything until you’re happy. VERY sensible, something I was always told by my mum when collaging is a kid!
So yeah, I might have made a bit of a hash of my scrapbook, but I still really enjoyed my time at Paperchase Project Craft! I’m just not completely artsy and probably needed a whole afternoon to perfect it. I’m glad I picked up some hints and tips for future scrapbooking endeavours though.
The Project Craft workshops are running at the 3 flagship Paperchase stores (Glasgow, London and Manchester) and the price of the workshop includes your crafting materials. So why not check out scrapbooking for yourself? Or maybe making floral crowns is more your thing? Let me know what you would fancy getting crafty over in the comments,
P.S. Paperchase invited me along to this event, as ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.