How to Make a Unique Pocket Mini Album

Making a mini scrapbook album can be so fun with Art Anthology products!!

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How to Make a Unique Pocket Mini Album
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First I painted the edges of my chipboard pages with gesso. Then sanded a little on each edge, just to get the brown chipboard color to come back through.

First I painted the edges of my chipboard pages with gesso. Then sanded a little on each edge, just to get the brown chipboard color to come back through.

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Love how this looks!

Love how this looks!

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Next I chose and cut a few pieces of patterned paper for each page, leaving about 1/8 of an inch all around so the worn edges were visible.

Next I chose and cut a few pieces of patterned paper for each page, leaving about 1/8 of an inch all around so the worn edges were visible.

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On some mesh chipboard,  I put a heavy coat of Kona Dimensional paint and let it dry.

On some mesh chipboard, I put a heavy coat of Kona Dimensional paint and let it dry.

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I love to ink the edges of my albums and papers with ink to give them a nice uniform worn look.

I love to ink the edges of my albums and papers with ink to give them a nice uniform worn look.

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Next I used a sponge dauber to apply some Panache Minx Shimmering Inks to the very edge of the patterned papers.

Next I used a sponge dauber to apply some Panache Minx Shimmering Inks to the very edge of the patterned papers.

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And used the  Stencil to add a little interest to the pages.

And used the Stencil to add a little interest to the pages.

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Now I've torn pieces of the chipboard mesh to adorn a corner or two on the pages. :)

Now I've torn pieces of the chipboard mesh to adorn a corner or two on the pages. :)

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Using the tip of my finger a used Aloha Velvet Paint to just barely turn the color on the page edges. With a paint brush I also painted a chipboard scroll oval frame that with adorn the front cover.

Using the tip of my finger a used Aloha Velvet Paint to just barely turn the color on the page edges. With a paint brush I also painted a chipboard scroll oval frame that with adorn the front cover.

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Now I used the inner straw on my Siesta Key Spray for a few flicks of color. Then w/ just the tip of my finger again, I rubbed some Shamrock Paint into the areas of mesh. It looks kind of mossy. :)

Now I used the inner straw on my Siesta Key Spray for a few flicks of color. Then w/ just the tip of my finger again, I rubbed some Shamrock Paint into the areas of mesh. It looks kind of mossy. :)

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Now while the Shamrock paint is still wet, I put a dusting of glass glitter and micro beads in some of the mesh, trying not to cover all the paint.

Now while the Shamrock paint is still wet, I put a dusting of glass glitter and micro beads in some of the mesh, trying not to cover all the paint.

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Still wanting more green within the mesh I used the staw in my Grass Colorations Spray to drip a little more green in.

Still wanting more green within the mesh I used the staw in my Grass Colorations Spray to drip a little more green in.

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NOw more sanding! Just a little around the edges of the frame.

NOw more sanding! Just a little around the edges of the frame.

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Now cover it with a nice coat of French Toast Colorations Spray, and those sanded spots suck it right up.

Now cover it with a nice coat of French Toast Colorations Spray, and those sanded spots suck it right up.

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Gorgeous effect.

Gorgeous effect.

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Rustic perfection.

Rustic perfection.

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I hope I've inspired you to give your own mini album a try!

I hope I've inspired you to give your own mini album a try!

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