A mini album for Addie Blue's 8th birthday paint party.
I used an old book cover, dictionary pages, water soluble artist crayons, watercolour pencils, gesso, matte gel, watercolour paper, and lots of scraps from my desk.
To see step-by-step instructions with photos on how I made the mixed media journal cover follow this link to a separate blog post
I wrote the title on the spine. The front cover says the paint party, but it is in faint pencil and did not photograph well.
The front cover.
Textured page edges.
First page and inside cover.
Layers of tape, tags, Amy Tangerine fabric sticker,
gold blue foil star stickers. Tapes here include hello washi by Cosmo Cricket, Heidi Swapp neon yellow stripe, and Tim Holtz tissue tape. The blue label is from Hampton Arts.
The inside front cover. Gesso, water soluble artist crayon, and acrylic ink.
Collage 1. Tape, ink, tags, book page, chipboard, artist crayon.
I made blocks of patterned paper with artist crayon, a paint brush, and watercolour paper to go beside each photo.
I loaded my brush with water between painting each circle to create an ombre effect in each colour.
Collage 2. Tape, doilies, tags, stamped chipboard, artist crayon, scraps.
More ombre patterned paper.
Collage 3. Tape, stamping, stamped transparency, scraps, artist crayon, tags, scrap paper.
Patterned paper featuring ombre confetti and ink splatter.
Collage 5. Paint brush, labels, tags, foil star, tape, scraps.
Ombre confetti dash paper.
I used an Amy Tangerine fabric sticker on each photo layout, and they were so perfect for this album!
Supplies: gesso (Faber-Castell); matte gel (Faber-Castell); artist crayons (Faber-Castell); watercolour pencils (Faber-Castell); dictionary pages; old book cover; tags (the Paper Company, Avery, the Paper Source); stamp (Recollections); stamp ink (Recollections); die cuts (K&Co); labels (Hampton Arts, Avery); tape (Cosmo Cricket, Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, Bella Blvd.); fabric stickers (American Crafts); chipboard (Maya Road); punch (Fiskars, Martha Stewart); wood veneer flags (My Mind's Eye); vellum (the Paper Source).
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