Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mini Books Galore

This is an album I made a while ago for a class at the shop. I've started with a Scrap FX album, Fancy Pants Baby papers, and some extras to create this album.
I love to add extra, smaller pages to chipboard books, this means you can add as many pages as you like to customise your mini books. For this small page, I have used a Heidi Grace frame tag as my page for Imogen's ultrasound image.
The back is covered in the fancy pants paper and a photo (I hated pregnancy photos -but then I hate photos of me all the time!!)
The next page is mainly a journal page, straight from the patterned paper and a few rubon's!
Another smaller page has been added here, this time with the same cardstock I used to cover the chipboard. Can you see Imogen giving us the finger from day 1?
This is a really simple book to make for a gift for a new Mum. Everyone gives clothing, which babies grow out of so fast. So why not make a personal gift?!
More rubons and felt hearts ran through the cuttlebug. Stiff felt will hold the embossed pattern well.
The back page is simply a Fancy Pants Acrylic frame and a rubon and felt flowers made by my friend Samantha.

This mini book was a recent class at the shop, people loved, it's so much fun getting messy!
It's a mixed media album, created on water colour paper. I have used paints, distress inks, distress crackle paints,distress embossing powders, twinkling h2o's, glimmermist, dimensional pearls, lots of different laces and ribbons, stamping, assorted flowers and papers, which are all altered in some way!
I love painting without paintbrushes! For this I have used bubble wrap, tulle, muslin and my hands, I love the textures you get!
Once you have used the tulle to paint with it can be used as an embellishment on the page. Here I have added it under my photo.
I printed lots of quotes on the internet and coloured them with distress ink.
I LOVE dimensional pearls, here I have painted them onto the page with my fingers and on the little heart. The more you add the more dimension/pattern you can get.
I have coloured the cherry blossom with different twinkling h2o's and the small flower was stamped with distress ink, this stops them from looking too flat and lifeless on your work.
The large flower on this was swiped over with ink before painting it with glimmermist, the centre was made using my i-top tool. I love this tool, you can create custom brads to suit anything you are working on.
Thick coats of distress crackle paint.
Sandies Handmade Daisies and a distress inked tag. (I still need to journal this book, which is not like me!)
This flower was thickly coated with distress stickles.
Embossed and distress inked pattern paper.
Hopefully I'll get some time soon to scrap for my self, but not until after the school holidays!!

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