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There are a number of business and recreational reason why you need specialty paper. This type of printable paper may be used for a variety of purposes, including some great crafts. Scrapbooking, doing origami, even creating custom coloring books, all involve the use of specialty paper.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

Scrapbooking is a great way to capture and preserve memories, especially since it involves multiple forms of media in combining writing and photographs. There is a vast, eclectic selection of specialty paper for scrapbooking from which to choose. The appropriate paper depends on your personal tastes and its intended purpose.

Using specialty paper for scrapbooking allows you to express a creative outlet and work in different mediums. There are no rules to scrapbooking; a scrapbook simply enables you to preserve a number of mementos. Scrapbooking is a marvelous way to preserve tangible memories such as letters, postcards, ticket stubs, and photographs.

Scrapbooking is a very relaxing pastime and there is a certain beauty to it. Scrapbooks do not need to look like Victorian relics; vibrant colors and bold design patterns are very popular in all aspects of scrapbooking, although, classic designs also remain popular.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

When you shop for specialty paper for scrapbooking, you need to look for variety; having multiple paper options will allow you to choose paper that is appropriately festive or demure, depending on the nature of the keepsakes that you are saving. Vibrantly colored pages effectively offset custom stock sheets, such as the type that is used for wedding invitations. Pages with muter tones complement vibrantly colored items, such as playbills.

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. It has varying levels of difficulty and requires different skill ranges. Basic origami is simple and straightforward, but advanced origami is complex and detail-oriented. The art of origami is best expressed with origami paper, which is a type of specialty paper. This specialty paper is available in two primary sizes and comes in many colors. To practice origami, you need to begin by making simple designs, such as paper boats, before you eventually progress to more complicated projects, such as paper cranes. Origami encourages dexterity and is a great skill to develop throughout your life.

Coloring is scientifically proven to be a therapeutic act. Coloring books are not just for children; sophisticated stained glass coloring books appeal to adults as well. Stained glass coloring books feature perforated translucent specialty paper that may be easily removed from the binding. When you hang a completed page on a window, sunlight is filtered through the colored portions, which makes it function like an actual stained glass window.

If you are looking for a coloring activity to do with a child, consider making your own coloring book sheets from home photographs. Certain websites enable you to upload photos into programs that strip them of color; you then may print them out on the appropriate printable paper and color within the lines, like you do with an actual coloring book.

Specialty paper is an essential component to many relaxing activities. Although some hobbies may seem childish, these pursuits are suited for accompanying you into and through adulthood.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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