Baby Acrylic Recipe Stand (Mini Album)
November 27, 2012
Happy belated Thanksgiving Clear Scraps fans! Although I think everybody is already in Christmas mode! :-) Kay here presenting my latest project made with the new 4"x6" Acrylic Recipe Stand & the Acrylic Mini Word Album Baby. I decided to turn the recipe stand into a mini album showcasing my newborn baby boy. I added ribbon, paper, stickles, transparent elements, flowers, alcohol inks, lace, paper piecings, stamping etc...to embellish this small album. I'll go into more detail with each photo.
I went with a blue, white & yellow color scheme for my album. As you can see, you can easily add dimension to your album with transparent elements. Don't be afraid to adhere transparent embellishments to go off your page--doing this is what gives your album a dimensional look. I added some light blue lace at the bottom along with a bit of white pom-pom ribbon. For the cover--beaded flowers & mulberry flowers were combined along with strips of ribbon, a small glass vial filled with glass beads, square letter beads spelling out my little guys name & a small yellow teddy bear that I found at my local craft store.
For the word 'Baby' I went with alcohol inks! I still say alcohol inks give acrylic the best texture. To go along with the color scheme of the album I used alcohol inks in shades of yellow & blue. To make the word 'Baby' stand out more I highlighted the border with a white Sharpie paint pen & added dots of white liquid pearls.
In this photo you have a better look at the effect the alcohol inks give the acrylic and how I highlighted the edges.
For the rest of my pages I'm using mostly flat flowers, stamps, paper piecings, rub ons & stickles to decorate.
I guess you can say this is the very first photo I have of my baby boy--so I began my album with this ultrasound photo. I plan to add journaling on the backside of each chipboard page sharing my thoughts about each photo.
I can't tell you how long I've had these paper piecings in my stash. It's been ages & ages. I knew one day I'd find a good use for them. I have several puppy, blue bird & yellow duckling paper piecings and they worked wonders for this album. Here you can see a puppy paper piecing adhered to one of the acrylic pages. I added the large flourish rub on to further decorate it. You can see my photo peeking out behind the acrylic page. Rub ons make for another fabulous way to decorate acrylic.
Here's the photo behind the acrylic page. I added yet more transparent elements & a large flat flower. Following are more pages from my album. I do not have all the pages with photos yet. My little guy was just born & I'm still in the process of taking & developing photos of him. As you can see though--the album is already prepped...just add the photos and maybe a few flowers, stamps or rub ons here & there & I'll be done.
In front of each chipboard page I have an acrylic page--I love the effect the acrylic page adds to the chipboard page behind it.
This final photo shows a close up of the edges for both the acrylic & chipboard pages. I randomly added dots of stickles and/or liquid pearls along the edges of all my pages. I did not go all the way around--I randomly highlighted the edges to add a bit of visual interest.
You can find more details & close ups for this mini album on my blog. I hope this project inspires you to experiment with those acrylic mini word albums & the acrylic recipe stand! Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your week.
Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team
This book is so cute with the paper pieces. And your son is just adorable. Love the pictures.
Posted by: Ruth M. | November 28, 2012 at 08:47 AM
Beautiful album Kay!!!
Posted by: Adora | November 28, 2012 at 08:51 AM
This album is so pretty Kay! Congrats on your baby boy!! He is adorable!
Posted by: Jennifer | November 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Such a beautiful way to document a special little boy!
Posted by: Beverly Jordan | November 29, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Posted by: Pinky | November 30, 2012 at 06:39 AM
Kay, this is adorable!!! What a precious keepsake of Diego!
Posted by: wendyp81 | December 03, 2012 at 03:36 AM