My project today is a mixed media mini album. I had an urge to get dirty, artsy dirty, that is. So here goes. I plan to use this little mini to keep tiny keepsakes and memorabilia, favorite quotations, as well as any profound thoughts I might want to remember. As soon as I saw the Metal Madness stamp plate, I immediately thought "book covers". But it is such a versatile stamp set, it also makes the most beautiful backgrounds, as you can see in my previous post where I used it for a card background.
Paint a piece of canvas (it does not have to be sticky back, like I used) using acrylic paints tahiti blue, seamist, and leaf green. I like to squirt the paint onto the canvas and mix it up from there. Blend as much or as little as you like.
miracle tape and placed the tape on the chipboard spine, not the paper, to ensure I was only attaching the paper onto the spine. Before laying the paper in place, though, I ran a bead of glue along the top and bottom edges of the paper. Then I centered the paper over the spine and adhered the top and bottom to form a pocket. See photo below. (NOTE: Apply adhesive to spine on the book, not on the paper. This will ensure you only adhere that part of the paper to the spine.) Run a bead of white glue along the top and bottom edges to form a pocket.
Here is a photo of the finished inside of my little mini album. But wait, we need some pages.
Sin City Stamps Metal Madness
Sin City Stamps Fairies & Blossoms 2
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas (natural)
WRMK Crop-a-dile hole punch
Acrylic Paints: Apple Barrel Leaf Green, Ceramcoat Tahiti Blue, Folk Art Seamist
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso
Versamark ink pad
Distress Ink: Bundled Sage, Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky
Rust Tapestry embossing powder (Personal Stamp Exchange)
K&Co Julianne Solid Mat Pad
Acrylic oval label
Vellum adhesive strip
Helmar 450 adhesive
Tim Holtz long fastener brads
Tim Holtz mini binder clip
Rust Alcohol Ink
6 Black Library Pockets (3-1/2" x 4-1/2")
5 Small Cream Coin Envelopes (3" x 4-1/2")
2 Small manila tags (2-1/8" x 4-1/4")
My little album is not completely finished yet. I need to embellish it further, so I hope you will stop back by the blog in two weeks to see Part 2 of how I use my Sin City stamps, papers, and more mixed media to embellish this little beauty further.
I hope you enjoyed my Part 1 of my project today and that you are inspired to play with mixed media and stamps, too. It is so much fun, you will not want to stop playing. So be sure to stop by Sin City Stamps and check out their new stamp plates, and pick up some Miracle Tape, too. The blog is full of inspiration from the design team, so I hope you will visit often. I would also love for you to stop by my blog and see what trouble, er, uh, I mean crafting goodness, I have gotten myself into.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and see you again in two weeks! Until then, happy crafting!