Nov 28, 2012
Today's post is a mini album that I made for Clear Scraps. I've used their new Acrylic Recipe Stand 4"x6" Kit & their Acrylic Mini Word Album Baby. What better way to use both these items than for a mini album showcasing my newborn baby boy.
I've embellished this album in numerous ways! Here are just a few: ribbon, alcohol inks, stamps, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, paper, lace, transparent elements, flowers & more...
As always, the cover lends itself to be decorated the most. For the album title of 'Baby' I've embellished the acrylic with alcohol inks. In my opinion alcohol inks really do add the best & most unique texture to acrylic. To keep with the color theme of my album which is white, blue & yellow--I used Sunshine Yellow, Sailboat Blue & just a bit of Silver alcohol inks.
To make my cover stand out more, I highlighted the edges with a white Sharpie paint pen & dots of White Opal Liquid Pearls.
The flowers on the cover are a combination of mulberry & beaded flowers. I spelled out my little boy's name with some square alphabet beads that I found at my local A.C. Moore craft store.
I added dimension to my album by adding transparent elements that fall off the page. Don't be afraid to add embellishments that go beyond your page--this is what gives your project extra dimension. My transparent elements are a combination of Hambly Screen Prints & Fancy Pants Designs.
I've punched a couple of holes into the base of my album and run ribbon through them...those are the ribbons you see peeking out from the sides in this close up.
As you can see in this close up--my photo behind the acrylic page peeks through. That's the beauty of acrylic! My little guy was just 1 day old here. :-)
You can get some really unique & creative projects done by strategically placing items on or behind acrylic.
Behind each page containing my photos I plan to do some lengthy journaling/story telling. Just conveying my thoughts & feelings on the new chapter in my life.
As a side note--I love the little yellow duckling paper piecing! :-)
My album still has several blank pages. I'm in the process of taking & developing pictures of my son--however, the album is pretty much prepped! All I have to do is add my photos as I develop them and add a bit of flat flowers, stamping, rub ons and/or transparent elements to add a bit of visual interest to my photos & I'm done.
Also, I'd like to note that on all of my pages I've randomly added dots of either Stickles or Liquid Pearls along the edges. This helps further define the borders of my pages.
To the bottom of my album I've adhered some light blue lace & a bit of white pom-pom ribbon.
Thanks to all of you who stop by for a visit! I hope this project inspires some of you to get creative with acrylic mini albums. Enjoy the rest of the week!