How to Make a Mixed Media Album Cover With Graphic 45

by PL Li

Starting 2016, I would like to have all my photos arranged and scrapbooked, to keep this in mind, I worked out this mixed media covered chipboard album which includes dozens of photos inside.


  • Graphic 45 Communique Deluxe Collector’s Edition
  • Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Key Holes
  • Graphic 45 Staples Stamped Metal Brads
  • Graphic 45 Staples Washi Tape Set
  • Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Keys
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstocks
  • Molding Paste
  • Gloss Gel
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • Stencils
  • Distress Ink
  • Watercolor
  • Assorted Trims and Twines
  • Assorted Stickers and Embellishments
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Cut chipboard 6" high, 2pcs 8" width and 1pc 2-3/4" width, cover the front with papers, remember to leave a gap for the fold.

    Step 2

    Cut 5-3/4" high papers and cover the inside

    Step 3

    Trim papers 1/4" smaller then the sizes of the chipboard, distress and adhere on the cover.

    Step 4

    Apply pattern on the cover randomly with stencils and ink.

    Step 5

    Stamp image with coordinated color ink.

    Step 6

    Heat emboss patterns on with stencils.

    Step 7

    Use whatever kind of colors or spray, splash on some.

    Step 8

    Use molding paste and stencils to make dimensional on the cover, in white or mix other colors if you like

    Step 9

    Apply Regular Gloss Gel through stencils, they will become clear and dimensional after dry

    Step 10

    Finally add cut-outs and embellishments as desired.

    Step 11

    Layer up cut-outs, stickers or chipboard pieces, love using different kind of alpha stickers to add interesting.

    Step 12

    Graphic 45 staples are always perfect to match their paper lines.

    Step 13

    Don't forget decorating the side.

    Step 14

    Love using black cardstocks for the pages, help let the photos show up.

    Step 15

    Flips inside album can include more photos.

    Step 16

    Includes pockets on the pages to put some cards and photos as well.

    Step 17

    Give some tabs for easy take out.

    Step 18

    Envelopes would be good also for storing memoriables and photos.

    Step 19

    Step 20

    Save paper pack cover page is always a good idea to be used on your projects.

    Step 21

    This album cover pattern cut out from papers, cut several same size cardstock and make an album in album.

    Step 22

    Step 23

    Another album in album.

    Step 24

    Step 25