How to Make a Vintage Fairy Album

Vintage/Shabby chic chipboard album using Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages elements. - Created by: GraciellieDesign.blogspot.com for Sin City Stamps.

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How to Make a Vintage Fairy Album
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To make this album I used Chicken wire with Butterflies Chipboard Book from Sin City Stamps.

To make this album I used Chicken wire with Butterflies Chipboard Book from Sin City Stamps.

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I also used floral patterned paper from Graciellie Design and also leather textured and metallic cardstock.

I also used floral patterned paper from Graciellie Design and also leather textured and metallic cardstock.

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I used the chipboard book's cover to mark and cut pages of the same size for the album.

I used the chipboard book's cover to mark and cut pages of the same size for the album.

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I cut four pages from patterned paper.

I cut four pages from patterned paper.

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Then I prepared the covers painting them with white poster paint.

Then I prepared the covers painting them with white poster paint.

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When I finished the third coat of paint, before it dried, I pressed down a piece of burlap ribbon to pick up some of the paint.

When I finished the third coat of paint, before it dried, I pressed down a piece of burlap ribbon to pick up some of the paint.

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This technique gives the chipboard cover a vintage, worn furniture look and it also adds a lot of texture to it.

This technique gives the chipboard cover a vintage, worn furniture look and it also adds a lot of texture to it.

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When the white paint dried, I colored the butterflies on the cover with metallic silver acrylic paint. Next I splashed the covers with drops of Inka-Gold water in Yellow Gold with the help of a brush.

When the white paint dried, I colored the butterflies on the cover with metallic silver acrylic paint. Next I splashed the covers with drops of Inka-Gold water in Yellow Gold with the help of a brush.

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Once dried I sponged the covers with Distress Inks in Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick.

Once dried I sponged the covers with Distress Inks in Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick.

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Next I prepared the  (digital) images from Altered Pages. I printed Fragile Fairies and Fairy Wings on linen cardstock. Alphabet F was printed on vellum & heat embossed in silver before the ink dried.

Next I prepared the (digital) images from Altered Pages. I printed Fragile Fairies and Fairy Wings on linen cardstock. Alphabet F was printed on vellum & heat embossed in silver before the ink dried.

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I prepared the fairy images mounting them on die cut labels. I fuzzy cut the butterflies and added glitter glue to them. I also made many vintage handmade flowers and die cut some borders.

I prepared the fairy images mounting them on die cut labels. I fuzzy cut the butterflies and added glitter glue to them. I also made many vintage handmade flowers and die cut some borders.

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Other elements used were butterfly stamps, masks and a library card.

Other elements used were butterfly stamps, masks and a library card.

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I stamped and heat embossed in gold some butterflies to the library card and to it's envelope. Afterwards I sponged both of them with Distress Inks in Old Paper and Vintage Photo.

I stamped and heat embossed in gold some butterflies to the library card and to it's envelope. Afterwards I sponged both of them with Distress Inks in Old Paper and Vintage Photo.

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I added a fairy image to the back of the library card too.

I added a fairy image to the back of the library card too.

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I used the Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask to stencil a die cut label with homemade paste.

I used the Chicken Wire with Butterflies Mask to stencil a die cut label with homemade paste.

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Once all the elements were ready, I started embellishing my front cover with handmade flowers, fuzzy cut butterflies, a framed fairy image and die cuts.

Once all the elements were ready, I started embellishing my front cover with handmade flowers, fuzzy cut butterflies, a framed fairy image and die cuts.

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The vintage handmade flowers bouquet was added on the lower left corner, together with die cuts and pearls.

The vintage handmade flowers bouquet was added on the lower left corner, together with die cuts and pearls.

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A framed fairy image is the focal point and it's surrounded by butterflies and dies.

A framed fairy image is the focal point and it's surrounded by butterflies and dies.

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The result is a lovely vintage/shabby chic cover with lots of detail.

The result is a lovely vintage/shabby chic cover with lots of detail.

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The first album's page was adhered to the cover from the inside and some of it's pattern shows through the chicken wire.

The first album's page was adhered to the cover from the inside and some of it's pattern shows through the chicken wire.

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Inside I decorated the pages with more butterflies, die cut borders & printed elements such as this vellum letter. I added color to the letter with an alcohol marker. This page also has a nice pocket.

Inside I decorated the pages with more butterflies, die cut borders & printed elements such as this vellum letter. I added color to the letter with an alcohol marker. This page also has a nice pocket.

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The smallest vellum letter, also colored with an alcohol marker, was used to decorate a lace and ribbon border on this page.

The smallest vellum letter, also colored with an alcohol marker, was used to decorate a lace and ribbon border on this page.

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The stenciled label was decorated with ribbon and added as a frame for pictures.

The stenciled label was decorated with ribbon and added as a frame for pictures.

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This lovely fairy image was also framed and embellished with small handmade flowers and a butterfly.

This lovely fairy image was also framed and embellished with small handmade flowers and a butterfly.

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Most of the pages were double folded giving extra space to add photos or more elements.

Most of the pages were double folded giving extra space to add photos or more elements.

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For the final page I added a small framed fairy image and a couple of butterflies...

For the final page I added a small framed fairy image and a couple of butterflies...

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And adhered the library card and envelope on the back with a little wood pin, that matches it nicely. +Visit the official post here: http://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2014/08/vintage-fairy-album.html

And adhered the library card and envelope on the back with a little wood pin, that matches it nicely. +Visit the official post here: sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2…

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