Tanisha – Book Bunch08 May 2012 | By admin in Banners, Mini Albums & Journals, Pennants, Uncategorized
Hey there it’s Tanisha, a member of the Book Bunch, here with a really fun mini album that I created to house photos of my 2 rambunctious little boys!
I had the pleasure of working with Dude, a really cool collection from The Paper Loft. This line has my boys written all over it with it’s clever phrases, distressing, and awesome colors!
I used the Simply Shapely Mixed Media Album, which is just perfect for larger photos and for experimenting with different techniques. I covered the front cover with patterned paper cut just a tad smaller than the album. I love to leave some of the natural elements showing when working with these types of album as I think it adds character.
I added a couple of Gears from set 2 to the cover. I dry embossed both gears and then heat embossed the chipboard gear with WOW embossing powder in Metallic Copper, to give it a rustic look.
Whenever I work with cardboard, I just can’t help myself, I MUST peel pack some of the top layer to reveal the beautiful corrugated layer. It adds so much texture and acts as a mini canvas. I used dark brown ink here.
I inked a chipboard button, tied it with jute and layered it on the acrylic gear.
So many ideas come to mind when I look at the felt tag. I chose to slightly alter it by lightly rubbing with ink and adhering Large Pennants that I covered with patterned paper. I added my sons’ initials to finish off the look.
I altered the color of this felt button by spritzing it with Lime Glimmer Mist.
I have found the using a hot glue gun on the canvas and felt pages are the best way to adhere elements.
This filmstrip is from the Paparazzi Set. I added color to it by heat embossing with WOW embossing powder in Ebony. It really adds a nice glossy finish to the piece.
I used gear masks from Tim Holtz, a few Basically Bare gears, and denim glimmer mist to create the background on the canvas page.
I repeated the same technique on the back, but used Lime glimmer mist.
I used copper embossing powders on the gears (Gears Set 1) to give them a rusty look and then adhered to the acrylic page with brads. I embossed both sides since I attached them to a clear page. Yes, the gears actually work, making this a fun interactive page.
Here you can see the back of the gear–I fussy cut elements from patterned paper and adhered them over the center to hide the brad prongs.
Thanks so much for taking a peek at my project today!!
Be sure to visit the Paper Loft and see all their great lines!