I'm brand new at this.
Surely some here use outdated wallpaper catalogs as scrapbooks.
My wallwpaper books are huge. The smallest is about 24" x 24" and 4" thick. The backs of each page are blank except for the names of each sample page. Some books are filled with textured paper, with 5"x3" samples overlapping one another like carpet samples. I can get dozens of these books at a time for free from a very expensive interior decorator's store. They are really impressive.
I'm a bit overwhelmed, but I'm thinking I'll get lots of colorful maps to cover the backs of the pages and put my poetry and snippets overlapping them. I know I can get maps if I write to various city tourist and local government agencies and departments. I can spend money on old atlases, but, does anyone know if I need something other than a laptop to download from google maps in color? Do I need to purchase an android phone or Kindle?
And I have plenty of magazines with pages that I don't care about one way or another. Can I get entire magazine pages that are highly waxed, like National Geographic, to stick forever? Glue isn't likley to sink in to the paper. Should I use corners cut from envelopes to hold them in place?
Anyway, I'd love to read about peoples' experiences with such massive books. Crumpled tissue paper wouldn't be too cosly. Will it stick to the backs of the pages, perhaps needing multiple coats of thin glue? I have very few photographs. My family just didn't bother and I don't live near any of them now.
Are there some good examples of timelines that stretch from page to page about ancestors and what they lived through in history... such as, my great, great, great grandmother was a ..(example) sole survivor of the civil war and lost a son in 1961 from this cause at this battle, and another son at this battle in 1863 of this cause in this place...and this son was lost in Viet Nam in 1968...All along a timeline of events. Any examples?