Hello friends! Its Jennifer back on the blog today to share a fun baby themed mini album I created using a few Clear Scraps goodies! And I'm going to show you the easy techniques I used so you can recreate them on whichever project you select!
I began by using the Mixable Cutie Album which has cascading acrylic and chipboard pages! For my acrylic pages, I wanted to add a pop of color so I applied alcohol ink in Honeycomb yellow. I did not worry about whether I had full coverage as I knew I'd be adding patterned paper at some point. For my chipboard pages, I painted the outer 1/3rd as shown both front and back.
Next, I was ready to focus on my front cover (which is the smallest acrylic page). For my focal point, I used the Crown Mini Shaker Shape. I painted the top frame, as well as the inside + outside edges of the two inner chipboard frames.
I covered the chipboard base with patterned paper then used an X-Acto knife and sanding tool to remove excess paper.
Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed the two middle chipboard frames as show and then filled my shaker with chunky glitter.
After removing the protective film from both sides of my acrylic piece, I adhered it to the shaker (it is usually best to apply your adhesive to the chipboard and not the acrylic during this step). Lastly, I daubed the top chipboard frame with embossing ink followed by applying a generous amount of embossing powder. After removing the excess powder, I set with my heat tool.
Here is the inside of the front cover. I added a cute journaling card plus some smaller embellishments.
The next page is chipboard which I created a pocket with patterned paper and my sewing machine. The collection I used had a sheet of tag so I thought it would be fun to add a few to the pocket.
For the next acrylic page, my focal point is the Onesie Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I tried to use minimal patterned paper to allow the alcohol ink to show through as well as to center my embellishment.
I first painted the chipboard using a light pink chalk paint.
Once dry, I daubed with embossing ink followed by dumping an ample amount of embossing powder Once I removed the excess powder, I set with my heat tool. I adhered the Onesie Chipboard using my 3-in-1 Beacon Adhesive.
Here is the backside of the page that was just shown. I tried to "line up" my papers and embellishments as close as possible. You can see I added some journaling space.
Next is a larger chipboard page. I've been wanting to do a cascade waterfall for photos/journaling in a min for while After watching some videos on YouTube, I think I figured it out. In hindsight I probably over filled my pages (I love my layers) but I think it turned out cute! I tied the waterfall off with some yellow seam binding.
And here is the last page which I used the Embroidery Hoop Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I think its a nice splash of pink against the different colors!
For the Embroidery Hoop, I followed the same technique as the Onesie and the top frame of the Crown. I painted the chipboard with chalk paint in light pink.
Once my paint was dry, I daubed the chipboard with embossing ink followed by ample amounts of pink embossing powder. Lastly heat tool to set
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Please visit the Clear Scraps shop to see the large variety of albums and embellishments! Have a wonderful day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes, enamel dots, brads, washi tape: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Tsuineko; embossing ink, powder: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; FolkArt; heat tool: Ranger; chunky glitter: Pinkfresh Studios, Recollection; punches; Fiskars, Paper Shapers; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon