It is time for a new challenge at Mini Album Makers
. Our rules are very simple, any Handmade Book goes, our focus is on completed works. Check out the blog for full details.
Using a mask and stamps from our wonderful Sponsor this month, Paperbabe Stamps I created a Diary for a young lady, perhaps a teenager. I am not great at colouring hair but I am enjoying practicing and hope I will get better!
I have quite a few steps to share so I have condensed the photos so the post won't be too long!
To begin, I cut two pieces of heavy board (greyboard weight) to 5" x 6.1/2" and one piece to
1.1/4" x 6.1/2" for the spine. I attached construction tape to create the diary shape, leaving a small gap between the three pieces so that the diary would close easily.
To create the cover I cut a piece of calico fabric a little larger than the diary size. I painted the cloth with PaperArtsy paint in Glass Blue which I watered down and added a small amount of Iridescent Medium (Windsor & Newton) to give it a little 'sparkle'. I also painted the leather closure with the same paint so it would match.
Before adding the covering, I attached a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ring Binder to the centre so that the user can add or take away inserts, once filled. I added a piece of wadding/batting between the board and the fabric as I wanted the diary to have a nice soft touch. I then glued the fabric to the board, as shown above. The next step was to add my closures (bottom right photo).
I am not sure whether these closures are still available but this one was perfect for my diary.
I have had some lovely modern papers in my stash for years and it finally got it's day. The first photo shows the papers I used for the inside front and back of the diary. The stamp on the second photo is also by Paperbabe. I created three lined notebooks, two using the same papers and the cat one is a purchased notebook.
Now it was time to decorate. I coloured up the stamped image of the girl and used the mask to trace out the hair image - it was so easy to use! I coloured the hair and then cut it out.
I added the hair to the coloured face and then used some sparkly string to create her 'dress' and ponytail decoration.
My final step was to spell out the word 'diary' using some blue sequins from my stash. I added a small blue bead to each of the sequins to give some extra 'sparkle'.
This is a view of the back of the completed diary. I stamped the Paperbabe sentiment and applied this to the back.
Here is a final view of the completed diary.
Our Sponsor this month is the wonderful Paperbabe Stamps who are offering a
£20 Gift Card to spend in the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Store.
Paperbabe Stamps Blog - http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.com/
Website/Etsy Store - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PaperbabeStamps
We really do hope you will join us at Mini Album Makers
this month, it would be lovely
to see you there. I also hope that you can pop over there to see what my talented
teamies have created for inspiration.
Thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Anne xx