Hi everyone, Anita here and today I want to share with you a super cute mini album I made for Valentine's Day. I love to make mini albums - I have a bookcase full of them and they are all over the house.
For this project I used a Maya Road Square Canvas Binder Album. I started by taking the canvas off the album so I could work with it. I really wanted a hippie feel for this, and I knew I wanted some negative space on it.
I cut a heart from scrap cardstock and used temporary tape to stick it to the album cover. Then I pulled a handfull of Gelatos® to start coloring. I pretty much used a random order and scribbled color all over the front of the cover.
Once I had the Gelatos® down like I wanted, I added some detail to it. I used my Metallic PITT® Artist Pen in Gold to add Swiss Dots, my Stamper's Big Brush Pen in White for some swirls, and my Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor pencils for some fill in color, then I went back with a wet paint brush to blend it in.
When I had my pattern like I wanted it, I went ahead and finished the whole cover. I also added little red sweethearts with my Stamper's Big Brush Pen Deep Scarlett and little swatches of color with my new Paper Crafter Crayons®.
I hope you give coloring on cavas a try, with the Mix and Match System from Faber-Castrell Design Memory Craft® you will be sure to end up with a fabulous project!
Gelatos®: Bubblegum, Gold, Guava, Lavender, Red Cherry, Rose Metal, Silver, White
Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Deep Scarlett Red #219, White #101
Metallic PITT® Artist Pen: Gold
Art Grip® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils: #119, #126
Paper Crafters Crayons™: Red/Yellow set
Anita is a SAHM whose kids have flown the nest. She is currently driving her husband crazy redecorating the house and hoping to get her first flock of chickens this spring. She keeps busy doing freelance design work for a variety of manufacturers and teaching at the local scrapbook store.