Saturday, August 2, 2008

Faces Of Our Family (Puzzle Acrylic Album)

Front Cover






Page 1


Page 2


Page 3



Page 4

Page 5



Page 6


Back Cover
This is my second project for "My Acrylic Album" as their guest designer for the month of August. I've had so much fun creating using their unique and one of a kind, puzzle acrylic album. The pieces can be put together to form a 12'x12' page. However, in my project, I've turned it into an album. I've created this album to showcase all the faces in my family in 2008. Since I've created a summer and bright album with my first project, I though I should make it a little different for my second album. This is a distressed acrylic album.
Here are the steps to it:
1) On the front cover, I've first use the "Distressing Acrylic (Embossing and Alcohol Ink)" technique to distress the acrylic buttons embellishment and on the page. I've used some silver embossing powders and alcohol ink (butterscotch and expresso) in this technique.
I've also stamped some images of clocks using solvent ink on the upper right of the page.
The grungeboard pieces had been inked using distress ink and covered with some crackle accents. The tag is created using a plain card stock and the "Gesso Distressing" technique.
2) On Page 1, I've covered the center of the page with a strip of card stock which I've distressed it using the tear in and inking techniques. I've also stamped various clocks images all over it.
I've added a pocket and a tag to it. All the card stocks and pattern papers had been distressed using the inking, tear in and scissors techniques.
3) On Page 2, I've used the "Distressing Acrylic (Embossing and Alcohol Ink)" technique again on the lower left of the page. I've added a Hambly overlay over the photograph. The word "family" is actually from the tip of "Recycle Your Clear Stamps Packaging". I've also added a quote in a circle which I've stamped and layered it with some distressed pattern paper.
4) On Page 3, I've made a tag with a quote for it. I've distressed all the edges of the photograph, the papers and the flowers with distress ink. The word "cherish" is actually from the tip of "Recycle Your Clear Stamps Packaging".
5) On Page 4, I've used the "Distressing Acrylic (Embossing and Alcohol Ink)" on the lower right of the page. I've created another tag for this page. I've masked a design on the tag. I've painted a around the photograph with some acrylic paint too.
6) On Page 5, I've added an oval tag which I've embellished it with some distressed flowers and flourishes. Everything had been inked with distress ink.
7) On Page 6, I've added a strip of card stock which I've distressed in the center of the page. I've also stamped some images of clocks on it too. The grungeboard had been inked with distress ink and I've used some glossy accents to highlight the swirls on it.
This is such a fun and interesting project. My Acrylic Album has acrylic albums in various interesting shapes which are so fun to work with. From cupcakes to angels and from mickey ears to cookie jar. They even do tailored made acrylic albums in your desired words or letters.Check them out!
Sources: Acrylic Album and embellishment: My Acrylic Album; Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; Pattern Paper: Hot Off The Press (Paper Pizazz); Ink: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Emboss It; Stamps: Heidi Swapp, Making Memories; Overlays:Hambly Screen Prints; Brads: Making Memories; Chipboard: Heidi Swapp; Others: glossy and crackle accents (Ranger), acrylic paints (Making Memories), Zig Pens, flower (prima), glue dots, laces, fibres, ribbons, embossing powder, grungeboard.

13 comments:

AgilityIG said...

awesome PT!!!! I love the antique colors in this. Great pics too!!!

Beate said...

OMG this is awesome! I dont have words, just love it.
Thanks for sharing.

xoxo

Beate

Jocelyn said...

I love the antique feel to this! It makes feel so happy to see each detail that you have added. STUNNING! I want to be you when I grow up, :)

Sylvie said...

Your album is amazing, great! I love all the details, the colours, and this antique feel. Thanks for all the explanations!

paulien710 said...

Oh wow.... I'm stunned!!!!!
This is breath taking beautiful Irene.... I LOVE your work. This is sooooooo amazing... Love the colors and all the details... wow wow wow

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful album. Love it !!

Sharon said...

Your album is beautiful! I'm glad I found your blog. I'll definitely be using some of your tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing. :)

Sharon said...

Your album is beautiful! I'm glad I found your blog. I'll definitely be using some of your tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing. :)

TesaB said...

Wow! This album is FANTASTIC! Love the vintage theme and colorscheme. And Congratulations to the DT assignment! It will be great to see what you creat out of kits!

croppin carla said...

As always Amazing work Irene!

Sanna F said...

WOW you make beautiful things!!!!

Fryne said...

beautiful, beautiful album! I wish I could make a treasure like this one!!!

Marsha said...

WOW, that's all I can say is wow!!! Your family will treasure this album

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