Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mini Album

So here's my mini album I did in Iris Babao Uy's class last Saturday at Scrap-n-Crop's art retreat. Please look at this as my work, not as a reflection of Iris's work or her teaching!
I didn't following exactly what she did because I didn't realise there was a theme to the album we were creating at the time I chose my photos, (a trip to Doubtful Sound) and it didn't fit at all with the theme of "what we treasure most"! So I made do hehehee. Pleased with how it turned out and Iris was so lovely in not minding me doing exactly what she had done. Her mini album was absolutely gorgeous (as all her work is) and had lots of dimension to it ... I have filled the envelope pockets with information and brochures from our trip, so my album is bulging at the seams - I couldn't add much extra dimension! One of the papers we had in our kit was a Websters page with hot air balloons on it. It was neat, but didn't suit what I was doing at all (I mean it was pouring with rain at Doubtful Sound during our trip and the majority of my photos are grey ... not hot air ballooning weather heheee).
Cover ... mini Maya Road chipboard alphas (with 3 different colours of glimmer mist till I was happy with the colour! and even then I had to sponge the edges with spiced marmalade distress ink to make them stand out from the blue on the canvas). The blue & green lace we dyed using paints. Chipboard bird has been painted with crackle paint. Cream chunky lumpy border around edges of canvas is acrylic paint mixed with gel medium (fun fun fun!) :-)

We pleated lace for the spine of the album.
Chipboard branch & leaves has been painted & heated with heat gun to make it bubble & pop :-)
All the edges of the chipboard & transparent pages were edged with gel medium & paint as well.

Envelopes were stamped on using paint (I used mesh & a splatter stamp) then cutouts from the patterned papers. I also stamped (dye ink) on most of the envelopes as well with little leaves & plants.

So there you have it. Learnt lots and had fun. Now ... I just need to do the journaling and behold I will have a mini album that's actually finished! LOL
Thanks for visiting.


topkatnz said...

looks like a very fun and creative project - I'm disappointed to hear that your trip to Doubtful Sound was not 'a moment to treasure' though!heehee

Penny said...

Looks great :) must try the gel medium sometime.

SCRAP-n-CROP said...

wow you finished!! woo hoo...and well, you did make it work...glad you chose other ribbons to complement the theme, it does look together now! Great work! Luv V

iris Uy said...

Yay you finished it! Love your version Rachel. I was looking at your work during class and I was saying to myself... this lady really knows how to make things work for her pictures! Love all the stamping and the colors you used. Hope to see you again one day! Maybe we could scrap together then:)

Janine said...

Love the album very cute. Thats what I like with scrapping you can change it round and make it work/fit to what you want....creativity.

mariam said...

lovely!!! I still have not finished mine :P