Are you the sort who has a rough idea of what you want to do at the start of a project but go completely off the track in the midst of it? Can you relate? *High fives all around*
I wanted to use these wooden panels from Kaisercraft to create a photo frame with pictures of my three nephews and one niece.
I started with the back panel which I colored with Gelatos [Cotton candy, Grape and Boysenberry], misted some water and used my fingers to blend the colours.
Then I colored the front ornate panel with Red Cherry, Bubble Gum and Guava Gelatos for a bold contrast. Then I thought to myself, “Hmmm...maybe it needs a little stamping?” Out came a music stamp and my fave Artist Big Brush Pen in white.
I loved the effect so much I decided that I would color more wood panels and make it into a min- album instead of photo frame [evidently deviating from the original plan...*winks*]! I repeated the music stamping to ensure continuity between the pages.
Since the cover consisted of 2 panels, I had to work on them together. I fussy-cut some Bo Bunny patterned papers, added some washi tape and did a little embellishment clustering. I also outlined the album with an XS PITT artist pen in black. Ranger Distress Stickles in rock candy was added for a sparkly finish for the cover. Then I added photos of my nephews and niece.
Here’s the completed cover with the two panels!
I used the XS size PITT Artist pen to outline the photos and wrote my journaling with the S size PITT Artist pen. Not every page on your mini album needs to be in the same layout format. Just repeating elements across the pages will give a cohesive finish. I used stickers, washi tapes, buttons and sequins on all my pages.
It was so much fun to create! Now I just need to figure out how to bind my album. Any ideas?
Yvonne Yam lives in sunny Singapore and has a funky eclectic style. She is big on using found objects on her mixed media projects. She shares her projects on her blog Do More With Less and is the founder and creator of LESSology - a challenge site dedicated to upcycled altered art.