As a part-time scrapbooker (that’s how I started my creative journey as an adult), I used to hear about how this and that wasn’t acid free and it will mess up your pictures, blah blah blah. At first, I was very into making sure things were acid free like glues, papers, tapes, and any other accessories I’d put on a page.
Now? I couldn’t care less. I started thinking about who will be looking at my scrapbooks in 100 years from now and realized that they couldn’t care less about me, my scrapbooks, and my photos. Most of my stuff will probably either be thrown out or digitized (since my stuff is on WordPress, Facebook, and/or YouTube). Digital media is the ultimate acid-free form of art!
Even when I create art instead of papercrafting, I don’t focus too much on lightfastness or acid free products. I figure I will be sick of my art in about 5 years, so why worry about it lasting for 200?! hahaha!
So, do you care about using acid free products in your art?