How to Make a Unique Pocket Mini Album

by Art Anthology

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

Supplies

  • Grass Colorations Spray
  • French Toast Colorations Spray
  • Panache Shimmering Ink
  • Aloha Velvet Dimensional Paint
  • Shamrock Velvet Dimensional Paint
  • Siesta Key Colorations Spray
  • Kona Velvet Dimentional Paint
  • Dottie Stencil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    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.

    Step 2

    Love how this looks!

    Step 3

    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.

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

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

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

    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.

    Step 10

    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. :)

    Step 11

    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.

    Step 12

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

    Step 13

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

    Step 14

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

    Step 15

    Gorgeous effect.

    Step 16

    Step 17

    Rustic perfection.

    Step 18

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