Thursday, January 8, 2009

Finland Mini Album (Page 1)

This is page 1 of my Finland Mini Album which had been created using Clear Scraps 6x6 chipboard tab album and acrylic sheet.

Here are the steps.
1) First of all, cover the chipboard page with a piece of 6x6 white card stock. Ink the edges using distress ink and stamp some words or sentiments all over it using various tones of distress ink.

2) Cut a rectangular piece from a black card stock and a pattern paper. Distress both papers using the scissors distressing and tear in technique. Ink all edges using distress ink and attach both piece together. (only allow some parts of the black card stock showing through the pattern paper)

3) Distress the photograph using the same method and ink it's edges, Stamp on it using a word stamp and black solvent ink. Paste it onto the pattern paper and hand stitched some lines.

4) Punch a row of holes on the right edges of the page and use the "Thread Overboard" technique.

5) Create an embellishment using the "Distress your Bottle Caps" technique and attach it to the threading.

6) Layer a small piece of vintage paper on the lower left of the page.

7) Dab some Ranger's Perfect Medium onto a grungeboard tag and add some perfect pearls on it to create the faux metal look. Don't forget to set it with misting some water on it. Stamp on it using black solvent ink and attach it to the page using some brads.

I'll be posting on more pages of this mini album in days to come. Do keep an eye for some giveaways too.

Sources: Clear Scraps Chipboard 6x6 Tab Album; Card stock: Coredinations; Pattern Papers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Alcohol Ink; Stamp: Autumn Leaves, Making Memories, Stampers Anonymous; Others: Ranger Perfect Medium, Ranger Perfect Pearls, Tim Holtz idea-ology grungeboard, Zig Writers, bottle cap, paper ribbon, floss for stitching, brads, Helmar glue, Zip Dry, glue dots and other adhesives.


Renee said...

Wow!! I can't wait to see the rest of the pages.
Renee xox

Anonymous said...

Irene, your work is absolutely exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing so generously with everyone. You rock!


Anonymous said...

It's very beautiful.
I'm also waiting the rest of the pages.


Karina Beck said...

Absolute gorgeous!

mininessie said...

this album is really a masterpiece :D

mininessie said...

this album is really a masterpiece :D

Hanne said...

This is soooooo beautiful! I love your art! Thank you for explaining what you did to make this:)

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Mescrap said...

Love the each and every detailing.

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Jane F. Smith said...

I would really like to try the bottle cap distressing I have some extra ones laying around and never know exactly what to do with them!!!LOL!!

Anonymous said...

Details, details, AWESOME!!!!

paulien710 said...

ohhhhh this looks amazing already!!!!!!!
I've just began to work with grungeboard, and mennnnnnn I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!


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