Tuesday 1 October 2019

Mini Album Makers - Game of Thrones

Hello Friends

The beginning of October means it is time for a new challenge over at Mini Album Makers.

I was so sad when Game of Thrones ended and as I had bought a few little items of memorabilia, I thought I would create some mini books to commemorate my favourite families from the series.
I started by using a mini book kit by Tando-Creative, these books measure 2.1/4" x 2.1/4" with a 3/4" deep spine.  I used construction tape to join the pieces, with a small gap to enable the books to fold easily.
I applied a coat of black gesso to all sides.
For the blue and red books I used the same technique on the covers.  I applied another coat of black Gesso, this time using a stippling brush to create some texture.  Once dry I applied a layer of watered down paint (dark blue and dark red) again with a stippling action to give a mottled appearance.

For the yellow book I applied a layer of crackle paste and once dry I added a layer of yellow oxide paint.  There was a little red paint on my brush but I liked the effect it created here and there.

To create the signatures I cut white card to 4.1/8" x 2.1/4", making a 2.1/4" insert.  For the covers I cut black card to 4.1/4" x 2.3/8" .  I created 5 pages for each book.
Once the signatures were created I added a 'House Badge' to each of the books along with the House name.  Not shown, I printed out a little story about each 'house' and added these to the books.

To finish off  I added the signatures with elastic and also created elastic closures for each signature.

Our Sponsor this month is Seth Apter who is offering a full set of his new mini stamps
by PaperArtsy to one (very) lucky participant!
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I hope you will join in with us at Mini Album Makers, it would be lovely to see you there.  Our rules are fairy simple: Any Handmade Book Goes.  Enter any form of handmade mini albums, scrapbooks, journals and book arts.  Our focus is on completed works, so no layouts or journal spreads that are not part of a complete handmade book project.  Full details are on our website.

Thanks so much for your visit, it is a busy week for me, with several posts,
I really appreciate you taking time.

Hugs, Anne xxx


  1. WOW!!! This is fantastic Anne x I adore your mini album's with the GOT badges etc. What a great way to display the memorabilia xx I miss this series too and can't wait for the spin offs xxx

    Huge hugs to you and David xx

  2. Oh Anne, these are brilliant! I was very sad to see it end too, but don't get me started on the ending lol. This is a fab way of showing off your memorabilia. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  3. OMG what amazing books, so clever. Who wouldn't want one of these :)

  4. I got (not pun intended..!!) so excited when I saw these Anne, I too was sad when the series came to an end. You can carry on the GOT memory each time you look at these. Fab way of using the Tando book covers I must seek mine out and have a play. Loving those textured covers and great finds with those house badges..My favourite has to be the Starks.
    Wishing you a wonderful and creative week, Big Hugs Tracey xx

  5. These are gorgeous Anne, fantastic attention to detail. I adore the texture from the stippling. You have showcased the Tando books perfectly . The embellishments are perfect. ❤️❤️

  6. I am not a fan of the show but I am a fan of your books! The textures are amazing - thanks for such a wonderful tutorial!

  7. I caught sight of these yesterday but didn't have time to come and pay them the attention they deserve. Brilliant textures and so cool to have the house badges on the inside as well the insignia on the cover. I was a huge GoT fan too (though a little sad about how it ended!).
    Alison x

  8. I did not get into Game of Thrones, Annie, but I know spectacular mini albums when I see them! For fans, these are incredible memorabilia! Love that they have their own special shelf with the globe!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  9. Your albums are superb Anne, with fantastic textured covers and embellies. I'm one of the few on the planet who hasn't seen GOT as I'm not a SKY subscriber, but maybe another channel will air eventually. It seems to be have a huge following. Nicola x

  10. I love these little treasures to hold your memorabilia from GOT! Great finishes on the covers, and the perfect size! I've never seen GOT, but I've heard so much about it. What a great way to have it memorialized!

  11. aw Anne , these are Brill - such a fantastic idea ! Loving those fabulous textured covers and the GOT House Badges - They seal the deal perfectly - great sourcing for sure .

    Don't tend to watch a deal of TV so I'm a 'no see' to date - maybe one day when its 'yesterdays news' I'll finally get to see it ;)

    Big HUgs

    Again I apologise for visiting later that I hope to

  12. What beautiful little books commemorating Game of Thrones Anne! (I somehow never got into watching it?!) Your covers are just gorgeous with the texture and colors - they look lovely displayed on your little shelf! Thanks for sharing all of the 'how to' details! Julia xx

  13. I wanted to comment on this fabulous display sine Google is playing nice today and allowing me! You’ve done such a super job with these little books to commemorate GOT! It’s always a treat to read your posts and see how you’ve created these books! Thank you for sharing x

  14. Awesome GOT books Annie. Love that texture and motifs on all front covers.


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