sunnuntai 15. helmikuuta 2015

Mini tag album

I went to check the Craft Barn blog this morning for their first weekly challenge of the year, and found out (yikes!) that it had been running a whole week and was ending at midnight. Besides the challenge was a mini album, which I really wanted to make, since I've never tried them before. I decided to use a tag that has been out on the table lately: my daughter chose her confirmation invitations to be made in the style and colours of that tag. Every time I see it, I remember those invitations are not made yet!

So... I made this mini tag book, and I plan that we write in it all the stuff that needs to be done for the confirmation party we will put up for near and far relatives next summer. I hope there will also be space for ideas of things that could have been arranged better, since we have several children, and the same business will be ahead of us again! I started by gluing together some pages that were leftovers from thinning an altered book. I painted them with acrylic paints using a plastic card and added gesso on top to mute the text and give a coarse surface that can be written on. I cut out tags and bent a piece of green wire to hold the pages together.

The tag has been done with Distress inks and stencils. I first spread yellow on the page with an ink blender, then pink through the stencils. I added embossing ink with a dabber and embossed with clear embossing powder to get a resist effect, after which the surface was covered with green ink using the ink blending tool. Here is a picture of the tag album together with the first attempt on those confirmation invitations. I think I'll use some more yellow for the next ones. After taking this picture I decided to add some sewing to ensure the tag pages don't fall apart. 

3 kommenttia:

  1. I love the idea of using your tags for permanent lists. My lists are always on scrappy bits of paper! Lovely colour combination and the cornflower stencil has to be one of my favourites - I used it on the front of my mini album.

  2. What a great use you have found for your mini book. I love the colours on this. I hope the confirmation goes well.

  3. Well done for making your album in time for the challenge! It is beautiful and such a lovely idea.
    Jane (Craft Barn) x