Hello crafty friends! It's Jennifer here on the blog today to share a mini book I created all about winter! Cold weather is in full swing here in Central Illinois so I documented photos of my kids from a photo shoot from last winter. I will have to say I'm not a big fan of the cold but I do love scrapping about it! LOL For today's project, I used the Mixed Layer Tab Album which consists of five pages of acrylic and chipboard pages!
For my front cover, I used the new Star Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape. I added a light coat of acrylic paint in white to the surface. I did not worry about whether I had full coverage because I knew I would be adding other mediums over the top.
Next, I heat set a pretty light glitter blue embossing powder to the top and bottom portions of the tree as shown. Then using my Beacon Adhesive, I added strips of paper in the "bare' portion and cut away any excess with scissors.
I set aside my Tree to work on the front acrylic cover. Using the 6 Inch Ice Crystals Snowflake Mascil and StazOn Opaque, I lightly daubed the ink onto my acrylic. This is a great technique to use with any of the StazOn colors and Clear Scraps Mascils/Stencils!
Here is a close up of the Tree Star Chipboard Embellishment on my front cover! I added some smaller embellishments to accent as well as added ribbon to the top.
The first page is chipboard and I added a 4 1/2 x 7 inch background patterned paper. For most pages, I used a 4x4 or 4x6 photo. Here, I created a pocket behind my photo to add some journaling.
A close up of the journaling...this is a great way to hide extra elements in your album!
Here on the backside of my first page, I created a flap with washi tape and a journaling spot over my photo.
I always like adding extra pages to my books! Here, I used a 3x5 inch piece of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheet. Using the same Mascil, I added modeling paste followed by some gorgeous glitter. Just a fun element to add some shine to album!
Another one of my favorite things to do is get out my Scor-Pal and create folds to add extra journaling or photos. Here, I created my own waterfall with white cardstock!
Another pocket page with journaling elements tucked inside!
For the last acrylic page, I added some white paint along the edges to give it a "snowy" feel. I then again used my Scor-Pal to create a flap to add extra photos as well as make a fun page with tags and embellishments!
Here is the inside of the page! I love how it turned out!
And here is the last page which I added more tags from the collection I used! The last page of the book is a solid piece of chipboard with I covered with back cover with patterned paper. You can then add chrome book rings or string ribbon through to bind your pages together!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can find all of the Mixable Albums by clicking HERE! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, brads, enamel dots, chipboard stickers, foam stickers, die cut shapes: Simple Stories; cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, 3L Adhesive, Scor-Tape; ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Recollections; bakers twine: The Twinery, We R Memory Keepers; paint: DecoArt; score tool: Scor-Pal; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; stapler: Fiskars; sewing machine: Janome; typewriter: Brother; misc: thread, chrome book rings, ribbon.