Saturday, March 17, 2012

52 Week Photos Mini Album

Remember the 52 week project that I did last year? Well, I took my favorite photos and scrapped them in this mini album by Basically Bare. The Rowdy Roadster mixed media album is a mixed media that was released this past CHA. I turned this album into a technique “free-for-all”! I painted, stamped, stickled, heat and dry embossed, and glittered until I liked the results.

I also used canvas leaves from the Bare Basics Blossoms and Leaves set, a chipboard filmstrip from the Paparazzi Embellie Set, and a chipboard and cardboard dress form from the Dress Me Up Dress forms set, and buttons.

I used WOW embossing powder in high gloss silver on the filmstrip and then swiped it with charcoal ink and white acrylic paint. I dry embossed the dress form and then heat embossed it using copper WOW embossing powder and then covered the bottom with strips of rosettes that were spritzed with shimmering mist. I added feathers (which are really hot right now) and pearls to really “girlify” the dress form. Before adhering the embellishments to the acrylic cover, I added a glittered flourish and swiped the back with white acrylic paint.

I added another dress form to the inside cover. I tore away the first layer of cardboard to reveal the ridges. I lightly painted it with white acrylic paint and stamped it using a stamp from WOW’s Call Me Stamp set to add the script print.
I love how the different shaped pages add so much character to this album.

I painted the canvas leaf with glimmer glaze. Once dried, I slightly curled the end to add dimension.
I created the background of this page by inking over a Tim Holtz mask and embossing with WOW powder in earth tone olive.
I ran both tags through the cuttlebug before swiping with acrylic paint and adding stickles. I love the texture that the dry embossing adds!
I swiped both with white acrylic paint so that they would stand out against the the canvas page that follows. I hot glued feathers and Petaloo flowers to the top tag and coated the embossed flourish with PK Glitz glitter on the bottom tag. I tied tulle through both tags for an added feminine touch.
This canvas page was really fun to work on. I embossed the page using WOW embossing powder in earth tone nutmeg and WOW’s brocade stamp. I have to admit, heat embossing such a large canvas area was tedious work. I had to heat it longer than paper but just shy of actually burning the fabric. Once that was done, I stitched around the page, about 1/2″ from the edge and then frayed and inked the edges.
The stitching and fraying were already done from the front side of this page. I used a mask and shimmering mist to create the background and then added rub-ons and embellishments once the page was fully dried.
This tag is wonderful for displaying either a couple of small photos or one large photo. I chose to keep the embellishments simple and added 2- 5×7 photos (one to either side of the page) and sheer ribbon for a pop of color.
I tore off the top layer of the inside of the back cover and covered the bottom with patterned paper. I painted, stamped, and added rub-ons to the exposed ridges. I nestled a felt Stack-A-Bellies Bird in the strip of rosettes, but not before spritzing it with Silver Foil glimmer mist. I attached a chipboard wing that was coated with glitter and then added pen work to the bird.
I covered the back cover with patterned paper and added strips of tulle to the rings to finish off the album.

This is probably the chunkiest album I’ve ever made, but I love every inch of it!! That’s all for now…until next post…happy scrapping!!


Tricia said...

Love Love Love! Good job! And all your photos are beautiful! You go girl...

Kisha said...

This album is beautiful!! I love all the distressing you did. You take great pictures too.

Jojorenee said...

Funtabulous mini album!!!

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