Hi there everyone! Laura with you today to get those creative
juices flowing in the New Year with a little mixed media album!
The perfect starting point for a great mixed media album is a
Slimline Album from Clear Scraps! You can choose chipboard,
(this one is the Chip TAB Slimline), or acrylic or wood.
To create the distressed look on this project cover, I
started with a wash of distress paint in a soft green color.
Next step was to frame out the front cover a bit.
Bronze distress stain was brushed directly onto the edges.
The back cover got the same treatment. To add to the
distressed appearance, a layer of Walnut Stain ink was applied.
I used a sponge applicator and brushed the entire surface and
heavily all around the edges. Some black distress spray was
spattered on the surface, and blotted to keep the look soft.
The cover was embellished with some stamped gear images,
metal pieces, and the gorgeous clock face. That one is the
Roman Clock Chipboard Embellishment from Clear Scraps.
It got the same treatment as the cover, just a little heavier
on the bronze color to give it that patina metal look.
Here is the peek at the inside pages...
On the right side, it's a simple piece of cardstock cut to size, then
folded in half. Love to add inserts to these albums! And there's
a little something hiding behind that...
This page is just something to look pretty in between.
Of course you could always add a pic or a journal card!
I included some lined cards on this page to add thoughts or
prayer requests. Can also add a page or two of lined paper
in here later as my lists for the year grow.
A fun section to add ideas and thoughts for new projects!
The final section is one to add thoughts on improvement,
health, volunteer opportunities, etc.
Hope you enjoyed hanging out today!
Thanks for stopping by!
Clear Scraps: Chip TAB Slimline Album,
Other: Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint and Spray,
Black Soot Distress Spray, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,
Antique Bronze Distress Stain, Kraft cardstock, twine,
Stamperia Mechanical Fantasy paper collection,
Asst'd metal embellishments, mini alpha,
Stampers Anonymous Observations, ribbon,
enamel dots, foam tape, glue.