Tuesday 1 January 2013

Altering a travel journal

Hello! HAPPY NEW YEAAAAAAAAR! May 2013 bring you happiness, inspiration, creativity, lots of Sizzix goodies and more! :)

Back in November, I went to teach scrapbook classes in New Caledonia, a little French island near Australia and New Zealand - it was FANTASTIC! Girls played with Big Shots, Bigz dies, Sizzlits, inks, embossing folders and more! :)

I had so much fun that I took hundreds and hundreds of photos - which now found a new home into this album!

New Caledonia is paradise - white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, wild forests and more. I wanted to use the same color palette.

Here's what you'll need to create such a cover for a mini album or album.

First of all, you'll need o cover your entire album with gesso. Add at least two layers so that you can work on a very smooth and white surface.

Then, add some water (with a brush or with a spray if you have one).

Mist some of your favorite Mists onto your cover - here I used Studio Calico Audrey, Doris and Gold to create this fun effect.

Be sure to add lots of water afterwards in order to mix the colors together.

Grab your album and make it stand - you'll get those fun dripping marks on the cover!

Finish the painting with tony dots here and there with black ink.

Once your background is dry, cut a pice of vellum with the Scallop Circle Sizzlits Die and glue it on your cover.

Then, cut into a patterned paper to create a cute paper rosette using the Paper Rosette die and the appropriate items (listed above).

Fold and glue in the center of the Scallop Circle.

Embellish with whatever items you want :)

I created another page using the Paper Rosette (probably my #1 die of all time!).

Do you make a lot of mini albums or albums like Project Life?

Have a gorgeous day!

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