Spring Tabby Mixable Album
March 20, 2023
Hello friends! Jennifer here to share a mini album I created using the Tabby Mixable Album! Being March, I am definitely in the mood for warmer weather here in Central Illinois! The Tabby Mixable Album is perfect for your favorite spring photos measuring 5.75 x 7 inches with 5 cascading pages alternating in acrylic and chipboard. And I'm going to show you the techniques I used on my project!
For my front cover, I colored the acrylic using three coordinating alcohol inks starting with light pink at the top! I then blended in a nice green followed by turquoise. It doesn't have to be perfect and its always fun to mix up the colors!
For my chipboard pages, I painted the outside edges with black acrylic paint knowing I would be covering them with patterned paper.
Here is the inside of my front cover where I created a pocket with my sewing machine and patterned paper. I then added tags and ephemera to add journaling at a later time.
I cut my background pieces to fit the chipboard just before the tabs so that they would show when my book is closed. I then added a spot for a 4x4 photo with white cardstock followed by adding ephemera and accents.
For my next acrylic page, I only added the turquoise alcohol ink to a small portion of the acrylic as shown.
I wanted to add some dimension to my acrylic so I got out my favorite crackle paste and the 5x9 Circle Dot Patterns Mixer Stencil. I used a spatula to apply my paste across the top and bottom of my page. I then set it aside to allow my paste to dry.
Using the Fancy Butterflies Chipboard Embellishment Shapes, I painted each of them black. I ended up only using one in my book and decided to save the other for a later project.
And here is the end result! I love how this page turned out!
Here is a close up of the Crackle Paste with the Mixer Stencil! Love!
Here is a photo of the backside of the previous page. I love that you can get the effects of the alcohol ink and crackle on both sides.
For the back cover, I added the pink pearlized alcohol ink. I then used White Cap Mixative and dropped randomly onto the pink for some contrast. I then assembled my book with chrome book rings and added some seam binding for accent.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mixable Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!