Thursday, February 25, 2010

My boys are edgy

For those who don't know me, I am a mom of five, and FOUR of them are boys!
Needless to say, I only have a zillion boy pictures to scrap.
I decided to create a mini that will showcase some of the many random shots of my guys in action.
I started with a MOSD Acrylic Flipped Out Album, and added lots of paper and embellies from Little Yellow Bicycle.

That's when the fun started...

One of my favorite things to do is find different ways to create interest by adding details along the edges of the acrylic pages. So I broke out my black and white acrylic paints, Bic Mark It blue and black markers, and my newest discovery - a Krylon silver leafing pen. All of the supplies used are acid free, so fear not if that is a concern for you.
Sidebar about the Krylon leafing pen - this goes on beautifully and dries quickly. You use it just like a marker. The silver edges of the album work really well with the silver accents in the LYB papers. Check one out - I found mine at my LSS.
Here is some closeups of some other page details. For this one, I used a blue Bic marker to outline the edge of the page, then used a black Slick writer to add black dots for detail:

On this page I swiped black acrylic paint along the page edges. Once the paint was dry, I used my leafing pen to add more detail. This is a view of the back side of the page:

I hope that I've given you some ideas for how to dress up your acrylic pages.
Please feel free to post your fave tips and techniques here!


Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Very cool - and great tips about the pens and acrylic.

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing:)

AmesOx said...

So cool! I love the rockin' vibe from this book!!!