Spring Mixables Album
March 20, 2013
Hello once again fellow crafters Kay here wishing you all a happy Spring! Where I live here in the East Coast; today is the first day of Spring--although with all the snow we recently got it still doesn't quite 'feel' like Spring. Luckily, Clear Scraps has a variety of themed acrylic & acrylic with chipboard 'mixed' albums--so to get me into the mood to welcome the Spring season, I decided to alter the Spring Mixables Album.
This was the first time I altered one of these 'mixable' albums & I can't express how much fun I had! The combination of both acrylic & chipboard pages provides an endless array of possibilities--you can stamp, emboss, use alcohol inks, permanent markers, use rub ons, cover the pages with designer paper, use paint, use mixed media...I could go on & on! On this album I used several techniques to both give it texture & to decorate it. For the chipboard pages I decided to simply cover them with designer paper. For the acrylic pages, I applied a combination of rub ons, permanent markers for the edges & a bit of thick glitter known as Diamond Dust. I further decorated the entire album with a combination of Stickles & Liquid Pearls.
In this close up you can see how the several layers of techniques, textures, chipboard & acrylic all combine beautifully to create this album. To highlight the border of the cover I first outlined the edges with a pink Sharpie oil based permanent maker. Next with a thin paint brush I went along the edges with a dry clear adhesive. Finally, I poured Diamond Dust glitter onto the adhesive & allowed it to dry. When dry, you get this glittery border that defines the edges beautifully.
For the inside pages, I highlighted the edges with a combination of Silver Stickles, Teal & White Liquid Pearls.
I used 1" book rings to hold my album together & then tied several organza & satin ribbons along with pink & purple tulle to the book rings.
The doilies are where I intend to adhere my pictures. I have yet to take the pictures that I'll be using with this album--either way, my album is set & ready to go as soon as I have the pictures taken!
I intend to adhere my journaling/story to the last page of my album.
These albums also make for really personal & thoughtful gifts for a special someone. Thanks to all of you for stopping by. Make sure you keep coming back to check out the other talented DT's creations with Clear Scraps products. Enjoy the rest of the week!
Kay Fatula - Clear Scraps Design Team
Beautiful ! TFS .
Posted by: Julie A. Shearer | March 21, 2013 at 06:53 AM