Friday, May 28, 2010
Stripper's Guide Video: Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Parts 2 and 3
Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Part 2
Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Part 3
For part 1 click here.
The spray is Magic Sizing, available at your local grocery store.
I, too, gasped the first time I heard of a restorer putting newspapers in water, thinking that they'd just fall apart. Not so, not so!
So far I've only had a few glued scrapbooks that gave me any appreciable trouble. Of course there's no telling what glue was used so the only option is to do a test. If it turns out that you can't remove the clippings because the glue doesn't dissolve, you really haven't lost anything because you can dry that test page and slip it back into the scrapbook.
As I said in the video, I would never buy a scrapbook and go to all this work unless the material was really rare.