Thursday, June 5, 2008

Scrapbooking & Crafts: Acid-Free Albums

by Kim Thompson on Scribbled Scraps
on yourLDSneighborhood Newsstands - 5 June 2008

Acid and photographs don’t mix. Photographs already have acid in them from processing. When those acids are combined with other acids from paper, stickers, adhesives, and page protectors a chemical reaction occurs. Over time, this causes your pictures to become discolored and brittle.

Remember the old photo albums that had sticky pages. You’d peel back a piece of clear plastic and then stick your photo to the page. Acid free? Guess again. Mom and Grandma just thought their photos were getting ‘old’. Little did they know the album they were using was causing premature aging of their precious photos. ~ Read More