Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gina's Designs You Make Me Smile Mini Album

Hello friends and welcome to the Prairie Rose Cafe!  Today I'm sharing a mini album I made from scratch.  The cover, spine and back cover are made with some pieces of chipboard I had in my stash.

I started this album out by covering it with patterned paper.  I have several of these older K and Company paper pads with matching embellishments so I decided to start making mini albums with them.  So far I've made 4 or 5, but love the colors on this one the most. I covered the spine with some lacy flower trim.

 The technique I used on the chipboard pieces is a several step process but love how it all turned out.  I started out by coating all the pieces with gesso.

Step 2 is to paint with acrylic paint.

Step 3 emboss with a Hologram embossing powder- Hologram embossing powder has a glittery texture to it.

Step 4 is to spray with glimmer mist or your favorite spray and reheat the chipboard while the misting is still wet.  This should complete all your chipboard pieces.

The next step is to decorate the front of your album!

 In this photo you can see that I added a little texture with modeling paste and a stencil.

Add your butterflies from the Butterflies & Dragonflies 

 A few pages on the inside of the mini.  There are several pockets for tags and photos or keepsakes.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


1 comment:

  1. Debbie,
    Your album is gorgeous - the colors, pages and elements are all beautiful!