Monday, January 28, 2013
Today's project is one that I taught at Wholly Scrap Saturday morning. It's a fun mini album and you can take the basics of this project and apply it to any album and with any paper.
I started by grabbing a Maya Road canvas covered mini album, few TCW stencils, Spring Fling and Chevron, and Lemon Zest Dylusions Ink Spray. I used the Spring Fling stencil for the cover of the album and the Chevron on the canvas pockets, included with the album.
Once the ink was dry, I got to work on decorating the cover. I used a collection kit from Authentique (the Original line) to complete this album. I love using the sticker sheets included in the collection kits.
To decorate the cover, I used a #5 manila tag (stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder and then inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink...use that blending tool to cover!), a canvas butterfly that I covered with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, some of the stickers, trinket pins from Maya Road, and a hand made dictionary paper flower. Just layer all those pieces on the front and you're ready to go!
To create the paper flowers (this is a Donna Marie flower, you can see her video here!), use a punch to cut out at least six pages of dictionary paper. Crumple each piece into a little ball, un-crumple (technical term) each paper, layer, and use a brad to attach all of the layers together. Then scrunch up each layer of paper for more dimension. You can even ink the edges of your flower.
Using a collection kit or any collection of paper, stickers, and embellishments is a great way to put together a quick and simple project!