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    album idea

    i have some newspaper scraps i would like to make into a scrap book. what type of book should i use? i know to use acid free pages, but will the newsprint yellow as usual? should i just make good xeroxes of the pages? any suggestions?

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    The newsprint will yellow over time. Newsprint is a type of paper with a very high acid content. Making a photocopy on acid free paper would be your best bet. If you used the actual newsprint in your book, eventually the acid would transfer from the newsprint and be absorbed by your book. The acid would eventually transfer to to all the items it touched. Sorry for the gloom and doom, but newsprint is just inherently bad.

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    Mix 1 quart of club soda with 2 tablespoons of milk
    of magnesia, and refrigerate for eight hours before using.
    Pour solution in a shallow pan: dip in clippings
    one at a time and let soak for one hour. Carefully
    remove it and place on several sheets of white paper
    towel to absorb the moisture. Then move it to
    a clean, flat dry surface to dry completely.
    Be sure the date and name of the newspaper
    is with the article when you frame it.
    Also make sure not to hang it in direct sunlight.

    I pasted this straight from http://www.growinguptoday.com/householdhints.htm

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    A scrapbooking store will have some spray-on stuff you can use too if you don't have milk of magnesia around. Another thing to worry about besides acid is lignin, which is of course a natural part of the paper making process. Scrapbook store owners are very interested in helping you out, and know their stuff too. (at least at my local store they are...)

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    Lignin is the part of the wood pulp used to make paper that causes deterioration. It is very sensitive to light and it is the reason newsprint yellows when left in a sunny spot for just a few hours. De-acidification sprays and treatments will work for a short time, but newsprint is inherently bad. It is important to determine which is more important - The clipping itself or the information in the clipping.

    I'm a collections curator at a small museum and we do not generally keep newsprint because of the collection challenges it provides. We keep the information in the news clipping and the source of the information. Obviously we have a different mission at my museum than one might when crafting. However, I have seen many a book, album, letter, folder and what not damaged by newsprint. It is highly acidic and very difficult to preserve.

    I'll step down from my soap box now.

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    thanks for the info!! i really think my best bet is to recopy the newsprint and make my book.

    thanks so much!!


 

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