Hello and happy 4th of July! It's Jennifer on the blog to share a summer-themed mini book I created using the Mini Mixable Dainty Album. The Mini Mixables measure only 3.5 x 5 inches with alternating acrylic and chipboard pages. I find that using wallet sized photos is best in the Mini Mixables.
Using white acrylic paint, I covered approximately a half inch of each of the chipboard pages ensuring I painted the edges as well. I set them aside to dry to work on my acrylic cover.
After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic page, I stamped my butterfly image using StazOn in black. A solvent based ink works best because of the non-porous nature of the acrylic. Your image will "stay" and not smudge after drying. I then used different colors of alcohol ink markers on the back of the page to color in the butterflies. You always want to color on the opposite side of stamping.
I like to add extra pages to my mini albums by using tags or envelopes. Here, I added stickers to a manila tag to document about my photos.
For my chipboard pages, I covered them with patterned paper allowing the white edges to show through. I also matted my photos on white cardstock for extra dimension.
For this page, I cut my paper 3.5 x 8 and scored it to create a flap. I then added some embellishments to the front as well as stapled a tag for opening.
I adhered two photos on the inside as well as journaling. This is a great technique to add extra space to your books!
Thank you for reading! Check out all of the Mixable albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, chipboard: Crate Paper; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; punches: Fiskars, Marvy Uchida; stapler: Ranger; manila tags, journaling pen: American Crafts; vellum tag: Jillibean Soup; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sewing machine: Janome; misc: chrome book rings, thread.