Thursday, 5 February 2015

Mini Albums Week - Neil Walker

Here we are again, gosh the week is flying by ......

Today I have a treat for you from Neil

Our theme this week is Mini Albums and as usual our
brilliant Design Team have been busy!

This is what Neil says -

"When you go away on holiday do you, like me, collect all sorts of ephemera? 

Brochures, tickets and all sorts of odds and ends that bring back memories

 of your time away. Then this is the perfect little mini album to take along
 with you as it has plenty of places to tuck all those pieces into as well
 as place to write in too.

 I started out by making a bunch of 6 x 6 envelopes out of neutral cardstock using
 the We Are Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board.
(If you are interested; I have a "how to" post here....

I then started to bind the envelopes using decorative tape to create the pages. 
Lay two envelopes together and join with tape.

Fold the right side envelope over to the left and add more tape to secure. 
Repeat to build up your pages. 
For my album I have a set of 3 pages and a set of 7.

Put together the outer covers from the Shoal Cover Kit; cover one side of and 
envelope with glue and glue in place.

Fold the "flap" of the envelope over to the front of the cover.

Paint the covers with fluid acrylics and stamp the Oriental image with archival ink.

Paint the fish front piece white. Then add a layer of crackle glaze.
 Use Antiquing Cream to add colour and seal with Matte Finish Acrylic Sealer.
 Glue to the book.

 Cut and create a signature and sew it onto the spine of the book in the gap
 between the two envelope sections. Glue the pages to the envelopes.

To finish, sew some molded sea shells onto the loose threads".

Wow!! How amazing is that, thank you Neil.

This is what Neil used -

Neutral card stock
Air Dry Clay

So that's our post for today.

If you fancy visiting the shop on Saturday, three demonstrators
Carol Cockbain, Helen Chilton and Kay Carley 
will be there to inspire you!
Pop in and see what they are up to.

See you tomorrow,

Jane x

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant Mini Album! What a great idea of using envelopes to collect all kinds of ephemera. Love the Tando Cover ♥


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