Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Midweek Madness

Hi all. Debbie here. Hope your week has been full of fun and sun so far. My week's just been zipping by!
I wanted to talk more about working with acrylic mini albums. Last time, I posted some thoughts about designing on acrylic pages. This time, I thought it would be fun to talk about embellishments.
Here are a few of my must haves - all are great for showing through layers, and you won't have to worry so much about covering up the "backs" of items:

MOSD stickons
Rub ons
Staz on ink
acrylic paint
ghost shapes or glitter cuts
Slick writers
felt shapes
Die cut or "lace" cardstock

If you want to use patterned paper, try double sided papers. Once they're on, you'll have color on both the front and back of the page. You won't need to think about ways to creatively cover the white back side of single sided papers.

Oh, and of course, you'll want to pull out that ribbon! Tie it around the binding rings for a fun way to really pull the album together. Add some beads or dangling charms and you'll really get a wow.

Here are a few pages from my Family Hike album that show how I used several of these embellishements on each page:

Don't forget, you can also embellish the photo itself, adding rub-ons, stickers and chipboard.
The most important thing with these albums is that you have fun with it.
Hope this gets some mojo working for you. Be sure to post a link of any MOSD acrylic albums you have created so far - we'd love to see them!


Gloria Stengel said...

Great ideas Debbie!

I have found that if I run my paper thru my Xyron that you can't really tell there is adhesive on the back. That way you can use the dbl sided papers w/o worrying about covering adhesive.

If I have to use other adhesive, I cover it with some bling or a flower or what have you.

Some gals use wet adhesive, but I despise working with Modpodge or other wet adhesives. It's sort of a phobia of mine. LOL

melita said...

So cool! Love the project you created and great ideas for what to use on acrylic/see through projects.