Saturday, 23 November 2013

Mixed Media Mini Album for My Creative Scrapbook {November Mixed Media Kit} plus Album Cover Tutorial.

This month I received a very exciting package from My Creative 
Scrapbook!  Not the usual Limited Edition kit I usually receive 
{and love!!} but rather the Mixed Media Kit, which is an occasional
 kit that is only available in certain months & limited quantities.  
You can see all the kits available HERE,along with an email 
address you can write to if you are wanting this special kit!

This is the album that comes with the kit, together with all the
 flowers you see, the ribbon & lace I have used for my bows.
 3 sheets of papers from the Prima Lyric Collection "Tempo" 
{music notes}''Prelude"{printed panels}& "Overture" 
{Mixed Panel Print} a 12" sheet of Chipboard Pieces {Lyric} 
the gold mica powder, 2 packs of Prima flowers 
plus the metal "Mechanicals" flowers by Finnabair, for Prima, 
pictured below, & a 6" damask stencil from Prima.

The stamps I have used, the black archival ink, the white
 acrylic paint, the alphas for the 'Paris'title plus the mists used 
{Lindy's Stamp Gang - Glory of the Seas Gold Starburst Spray 
& Queen of Hearts Red Flat Fabio} come from my own stash.

Today I am just showing you the front & back covers.
There are 19 double page spreads inside!  I actually
did {and always do} the covers LAST so that they
stay pretty & don't get scuffed up during 'the process'.

I had such fun creating this little mini-album featuring some 
of the photos we took on our quick visit to Paris earlier this year.  

To create this cover:-

1)  Paint with your choice of paint. 
 I used Berry Red Acrylic Paint by Americana

2)  Use archival ink & a stamp to stamp randomly. 
 I used Jet Black by Ranger together
 with a Grid background stamp from Kaisercraft  
& the stitched circle stamps from Prima.

3)  Hot glue your flowers onto your front cover,
adding in a couple of chipboard pieces too.

4) Using the mica powder supplied mix with water 
& use like paint to dab onto your flowers.

5)  Do the same with white acrylic paint.  
Also use it to stamp circles on your cover using a lid.

6)  Adhere your title/alphas - 
dabbing them with mica powder too.

7.  Seal your entire album cover with gel medium.
I used Pro Art Glossy Gel Medium.

8.  Cut your ribbon & laces to the same length & 
thread them through the rings down the spine of
your album, tying them in a tight but full bow.

And here is the back of my album!  
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at it!!
I will be back soon with the scoop on the inside...

Have a wonderful weekend :)


Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень красиво!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, what a gorgeous cover and a fab kit!

Margaret Mifsud said...

I love it!!!!! Totally gorgeous!! Fab rich colour and just beautifully put together. It has a real Parisienne look to it!! Can't wait to see the inside. Stunning, Helen!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors and those flowers!!!!!

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, this is breathtaking, Helen! Stunning work :)

Zeneva Kovic said...

Gorgeous work! Love the choice of the Berry Red paint colour. Perfect for Parisian photos!

Lizzy Hill said...

Sensational, Helen....I LOVE your OTPers....this looks stunning - those flowers...yum:):):)

Helen Wallace said...

Ah...such yummy product to work with and the covers are so rich and textured I'd like to touch them. Paris is so beautiful, I'm eager to see the inside pages :)

Adriana B said...

fabulous love love it :)

Mitra Pratt said...

That red is delish! So pretty with the flowers! LOVE IT!

Lynette said...

A fabulous work of art. I am always amazed at the amount of different mixed media you use.

Heather Jacob said...

wow beyond beautiful , a masterpiece xox

down the memory lane.... said...

ooo my such a gorgeous cover the floral cluster there...such a darling cover...Paris it...xx

Anita said...

Gorgeous Helen! Love your choice of colours and all of the details.

Lynnda said...

Absolutely stunning!!! Great MM work done here Helen!!! Awesome...So can't wait to see the inside pages! hugs...x

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is absolutely gorgeous! Love what you've done with this journal!

yyam said...

Wow. Love the blooms!

juscrap said...

This is so so beautiful Helen! I love this. xx

Val Thorpe said...

Gorgeous mini album... love it.

Alison said...

SO pretty, Helen..that red is delicious!...very Parisienne!
Alison xx

Sandi Clarkson said...

This looks so yummy! Adore the colors and cannot wait to see the inside!

Lynn said...

Your album is spectacular. I love how you altered the flowers! So rich in colour and elements.