I am lucky enough to have my mom’s old original 1970s typewriter which she paid for weekly to use at secretarial college. I originally discovered it when I looking for one to use for my guest book at my wedding over 3 years ago, “I’ve got one you can use – see, if you keep anything long enough!” as my Mom said. I purchased a new ink ribbon off Ebay and it was a fab touch to my day. It got tucked away in my craft room until i got a chance to take it back to put in the loft.
When i started doing Project Life last year, i came across some images on Pinterest which used what i thought was a computer font or a stamp, but on closer inspection i realised it was indeed a typewriter, I dug out my Olympia model which was gathering dust and had a practice, It has been a permanent feature on the shelf since. Here are my top 5 ways to use a typewriter for project life or scrapbook journaling.
1. Straight to journal cards
Lets start with the basics. A type writer in made for A4 paper, so lining up for a 3×4 card can be tricky. Use the ruler/ guides to line up the edges so you can secure the card in place.
2. Type on to vellum
4. Sentiment on washi
Sometimes you haven’t got the write stamp, or it takes too long to stamp individual letters. Typewriter font is the perfect size for washi tape. Attach a piece to a journalling card and roll through the typewriter as normal, just ensure you line them up correctly.
5. Type on to photographs
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How do you use your typewriter for journaling?