Mixed Media Album #1One of my many addictions is scrap booking, I do digital and traditional scrap booking. I prefer traditional, there is nothing like using your hands to create a place for your cherished memories.
As of lately mixed media albums and art have caught my attention. I love the use of texture, different mediums and trinkets. So I decided to make a mixed media album for my little brother Dan.
Dan, my 2 sisters and I had gone to the Valley Fair in MN last summer for a fun filled weekend of fair rides and lots of fair food.
I wanted to make a manly album that he wouldn't be embarrassed to show off to his friends. I did this album during the winter when us North Dakotains have plenty of time indoors.
Since I am located in the middle of "no mans land" and the nearest craft store is located at least a 1 1/2 hour drive away, I used supplies I had around the house, in my scrapbook stash, and quilting stash for this album.
Here are a few things I used in this album
Grungeboard Album ( Tim Holtz)
Heat Gun and Embossing Powders
Used stamps from junk mail
Blue Jean Scraps
Blue Jean Scraps
Fabric (fat quarters, leftover fabric)
Ink and stamps
Modpodge (used for gluing pictures to pages and clear coating them to protect them)
Stapler and staples ( I used these to add a grunge factor to pages)
Punch (or cropadile)
Brads and Grommets
I left this page unstained, glued the newspaper to the page with modpodge. Stamped then added the picture. I covered every picture with modpodge to protect them.
I prestained some of the pages with the ink pad and let dry. It takes awhile to dry. So do this the day before you plan on putting elements on the pages.
I used a heat gun and did some embossing on this page, the heat causes the grunge board to warp, at first I didn't like the warping, but it added character to the album.
This was my first mixed media album and I will be making a few more, I love the look and feel of these albums. My little brother was happy to get an album of his trip with us girls. My sisters kept looking at it and begged me to make them each one too. Well we shall see if I get to theirs after the baby is born.