Hello and thanks for coming by to see my journal entry for this month’s design team project at Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog. I should probably preface this by saying that this is my first month as a DT member. I’m so happy to have been asked to join this fabulously creative group of people!
Every month Mini Album Makers has a different sponsor with wonderful prizes for the random winner of the challenge. last Month was Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. This tiny album is made with one of their sweet sets. All the chipboard pieces came pre-cut. I added in papers and a glassine sleeve which I fussy cut to match the chipboard shape on the end.
I also used some wonderful stamps from Oxford Impressions to make some great tissue images to collage onto the signatures. This has become my favorite technique; reverse painted tissue collage. I’ve added a couple of pics for this technique. Basically you print the image on one side then flip it to paint, flip it back to adhere to your collage. The tissue practically disappears, blending your image in with whatever is under it. Hint: the first thing you paint will be on top when you flip it over so paint layers in reverse order.
I painted all the chipboard using a sponge and PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in various nature colors. I swiped a light layer of transparent white (Liquitex) over the middle areas and then collaged the tissue prints over that. All the painted creatures are the tissue bits. I augmented with vintage postage stamps, some bugs (Tim Holtz stamps and dies) and since the colors happened to match, some G45 Nature Sketchbook stickers.
Finally, I thought it would be interesting to add a faux prize medal embellishment to the front tiny page. I cut this out of chipboard with a TH die and painted similarly as the rest. Since this set does not come with pre-drilled holes, I used my Cinch binder to add holes and wire (which I also painted) to complete the book. What fun! The following gallery is a step through of most of the pages.
I hope you will take some inspiration from this and all the other great projects from the design team members. Go make something! Then come back to Mini Album Makers and enter it for a chance to win! For the month of February our sponsor will be Rubber Moon Stamps.
Thanks for stopping by!