Hello Clear Scraps friends! It's Jennifer here to share a mini album I created using the Acrylic 5x7 Regular Album! When I first discovered Clear Scraps, I fell in love with the acrylic albums and still look forward to creating with them! Because its November, I wanted to create a gratitude journal and I'm going to show you my techniques!
I used the new Tall Pumpkin Mini Shaker Shape as the focal point of my cover! The Shakers are very versatile as they can also be used on layouts, cards, or home decor projects! They are the perfect size! I used Gold Metallic Gilding Polish on the top chipboard frame of the shaker. You apply in a circular pattern and allow to dry.
I adhered patterned paper to the chipboard base of my shaker using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. I then cut away excess paper with scissors followed by using an x-acto knife and sanding tool to smooth edges.
Next, I adhered the two middle chipboard frames to the base layer (again using my Beacon adhesive).
I added some chunky gold sequins the center of my shaker as well as popped up a die cut butterfly. I then adhered the acrylic overlay.
Last, I adhered my top chipboard frame and added a sentiment to the top. Using a solvent based adhesive to adhere the Shaker works best especially when working with acrylic.
For the pages of my album, I added droplets of three coordinating colors of alcohol inks followed by using a cotton applicator to blend. I wanted the colors to look "splotchy" and not uniform.
The alcohol ink dries quickly so I then could move on to decorating my album. I always try to use the inside of the front cover for journaling.
Using my Gold Metallic Gilding Polish, I colored the Bare Tree Chipboard Embellishment Shape to my next page. I then stamped leaves onto patterned paper and cut out to place around the tree.
I left most of this page "bare" without covering with any paper.
For my next page, I did add a 4.5 x 6.5 piece of patterned paper. I then adhered the Circle Dots Chipboard Embellishment Shape (which again I used the Gold Metallic Gilding Polish). I then added die cuts and a metal sentiment tied on with bakers twine.
My last two pages, I set up for journaling using patterned papers and additional die cuts.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you are inspired to create your own gratitude journal using Clear Scraps! Have a great day!
Additional products used: patterned paper, die cuts: Prima; metal charms, metal clip, ink, alcohol ink: Ranger; bakers twine: Teresa Collins Designs; stamps: American Crafts, Citrus Twist Kits; rhinestones: Taylored Expressions; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; sequins: Recollections; paper flowers: Mon Ami Gabi; misc: ribbon, chrome book rings.