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« on: August 09, 2006 08:46:38 PM »

Ok, so I feel like this company should exist- but i have been unable to find it. If it dosnt exist, i may have to make it, but first, ill ask you if youve seen it.

What im looking for is a geek/freak/goth/nerd freindly scrapbook supply company. I am sick. to death. of flowers and paisly! and stripes, their not much better! Where is the cosplay set, the ninja paper, the pirate paper for christsakes! I have pages and pages of papers that should exist, but dont seem to. Where can i find papers appropriate to my garu larp charicter? (i did find one nice full moon through trees, but c'mooon).

Ideas? links? directions?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006 01:07:49 AM »

any chance you could make the pages yourself?
I've had to do that in the past when i couldnt find the colours i wanted...how about scanning a T-shirt/album cover thats got a suitable image on???  (not sure about copyright..so you'll need to check that)
maybe find some images online print and cut them out to add to plain cardstock/paper. Have you done any doodling? thats the latest over here (uk)
this may be an ideal way to incorporate your "style/theme" in the page..or journaling...like in art journals.

I tend to pick a colour from the photo/s and use this in the background/matting

I was a goth...still am at heart so I understand were you're coming from...good luck


« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006 11:58:14 AM »

Actualy, yes I can[/i} make the pages myself. I have a fanastic pirate booty paper i made myself out of a photo of some props. I was actualy just considering whether or not to bother makeing more, possibly for downloadable purchase. I have 2 notebook pages just listing paper after paper that I think the nerd/geek/goth/otaku community would appreciate.

But sometimes I'm lazy, and just want to buy the paper and scan it for my own use.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006 10:37:00 PM »

I've been thinking about this too. I'm looking at opening my own shop (craft emporium & tattoo studio, bitchin')

And thought to myself, why don't we have our own line of custom papers? You know, scrapbook "daughter getting her bellybotton pierced" and "Frank's First Tattoo"

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006 12:32:15 AM »

This is why I use a lot of Rubber Stamps in my Scrap-art... very versitile... easy to switch up a design with color or stamp my own papers... mix sets... create my own titles etc.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2006 01:55:08 AM »

Try some origami papers - they often come in more geometric designs in nice blacks and reds, as well as in various anime/manga patterns (I freely admit to having purchased Naruto origami paper to make paper ninja stars with in the past)

Or, if you're feeling reeeeeeally patient, keep your fingers crossed for my job application with a scrapbooking supply company, and I'll see what I can do for you  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2006 09:02:39 AM »

hehe. well, of of my freinds whos an artist and a buisnesswoman as homebound for the next few months. So whoknows, mabey we'll start something up.

but since I have your ear, oh ms Inara...
If the company your working for is big enough, you may wish to seriously consider trying to get them to go try something in japan. Seriously, the only scrapbooking supply company in japan works like Avon, youknow, buy from your local dealer at parties. What the hell is that? They have constant festivals, are world renown shutterbugs, and have a thousand year old history of enjoying pretty papers. I mean, comeon! If you could get japans teenage girls scrapbooking, it would be a goldmine.

I'm done now. sorry.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006 12:03:35 AM »

Seriously, the only scrapbooking supply company in japan works like Avon, youknow, buy from your local dealer at parties. What the hell is that?

That is what I do for a living...

« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2006 11:52:35 AM »

oh, I'm sorry, I didnt mean that its BAD that their there. My god, when your the only dealer in town, people better be greatfull your there.  I just mean...it seems like it could be made so much more visible. So much more...accesable.

And I'm curious, has anybody tapped the schoolgirl market for scrapbooking over there yet?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006 07:39:35 PM »

This kind of goes along the lines of what someone else said.
I found a stamping company that has "not so ordinary" type stamps.

I've actually made my own paper by using my stamps and a scanner.  You can make some really cool paper using a scanner and really any items you have on hand.

Anyway, here's the address of that stamp company.  They don't really have goth stuff, but they do have some really interesting and different types of stamps.

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