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Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a project I  created using the January 2019 Q Kit!  The Clear Scraps Acrylic Mini albums have always been a long time favorite of mine so I  was excited to see this fun 4x4 Acrylic Album included in the kit!

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I  began removing the protective film from both sides of all the acrylic pages. Then taking the front cover, I  secured the 6 Inch Rain Drops Heart Mascil over the top with painters tape (washi tape works too). The Viva Modellier Creme included in the kit is fun to work with and looks beautiful on the acrylic! Using a spatula, I    applied a thin layer across  the acrylic.  Once dry, I  cut a 4x4 piece selected from the Frozen Forest 6x6 Paper Pad using my corner rounder to fit the cover. I  then applied a thin line of liquid adhesive to the back of my cover so that my paper would "show through" the front. 

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Next, I  cut another 4x4 piece of patterned paper to affix to the backside of the front cover (since the paper is one-sided).  Here, I  used this space for journaling as well as added hand punched shapes to accent.  I  also love the Want 2 Scrap Bling Strips that are included in the kit! They are great to line the bottom of photos or to cluster in the middle of a shape! 

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Before moving on to my next pages, I  took my StazOn Opaque and lined the edges of my acrylic. This helps give them a snowy look if you are doing a winter or Christmas themed book! Any solvent based ink will work! 

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In order to have my acrylic be the main focus, I  tried to keep my patterned papers to a minimum. I  "mirrored" my papers and embellishments on each page so that they would line up with each other. 

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By using this technique, this also allows your other pages to "show through" as you flip through your book! 

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Also, for a smaller book like this using wallet sized photos works best! I  am a big fan of matting mine onto white cardstock as well as adding another pattern underneath.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to check out the entire January 2019 Q Kit! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts; corner rounder: Creative Memories; bakers twine: The Twinery; mini wood clothes pin: American Crafts; stapler: Ranger; ink: Tsuneko; cardstock: Bazzill; ribbon: Snug Hug; adhesive: Beacon; misc: typewriter, chrome book rings.

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