Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr are the most modern ways to share memories and photos. However, there are still some (perhaps technologically challenged) who prefer to save and share memories the old fashioned way: scrapbooking. Scrapbooking can be just as creative and innovative as the photos that go inside it. Lace trim, rhinestones, glitter, embossed embellishments and everything under the sun can be used in making a scrapbook. All you need is an imagination and a really good craft store for inspiration. If you’re a scrapbooker in Los Angeles you’ll want to check out these stores.
3754 Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
Scrampers is one of the few go-to shops for all your scrapbooking supplies. Scrampers has everything you need, from stickers and rub-ons, to ribbons, decorative paper and stencils. Of course there’s a large selection of wood mounted stamps, paints and lots and lots of glitter. Scrampers also offers art classes to help you tap into your creative side. Knowledgeable employees can help you find what you’re looking for and help execute your ideas.
Top’s Art Supplies
3447 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Top’s Art Supplies is not just the name of the store but of the quality in their merchandise as well. The store sells top of the line paint brushes and paints, hand made decorated paper from Asia and lots of affordable art supplies, not only just for scrapbooking but for school projects, as well as fine arts and fashion designing materials. Top’s directly imports much of their merchandise, which means bigger savings for their customers.
Continental Art Supplies
7041 Reseda Blvd.
Reseda, CA 91335
Family owned and operated, Continental Art Supplies opened its doors in 1960 and has been providing top quality art supplies to the valley ever since. Scrapbookers love Continental for the huge selection of decorative paper and embellishments. The staff at Continental are extremely knowledgeable of their products and can show you techniques to make your end project even better.
733 San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Offering crafting supplies beyond your imagination, with walls of ribbon, stickers and stencils, if you need it, Moskatels has it. Want a fairy tale scrapbook? They have the supplies to make it. Want a tiki themed book? They’ve got it all. Horror? Flowery? Frilly? Yes, yes and yes. Moskatels is a downtown warehouse with aisles and aisles of inspiration and the supplies to turn your wildest ideas into reality.
Blick Art Materials
11531 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Blick Art Materials is perfect when you’re not exactly sure of what you need. Here, you’ll find hundreds of colored pencils, pens, pastels and paints. They have a wide paper selection, from solid colors, to metallics, to beautiful prints. You can find glitter of every variety from dust, to pens, to glue. Blick also has a great selection of scratch art photo frames and photo oil pencils if you want to get really crafty. They also have some of the best prices in town. Multiple locations and an online directory of their merchandise makes finding what you need quick and easy.
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