Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Holiday Album

Holiday Album

Hi There!

The time has come to get those
photos off the digital devices
and into something we can all
pass round and at the same
time show off our creativity!

Angela Radford is starting us
off with her altered book:

" Hi all Angela here to show you how I've 
started my new holiday album.
 I found this old book amongst my collection 
and decided it was just the thing.

This is one lovely old book.

I started by removing some of the pages 
and then glueing some together to 
strengthen them ready for use. 

This type of book has stitched pages 
which means it will not fall apart when 
the pages are removed

You may wish to cut away more or less pages
 depending on how dimensional 
your art work will be.

Now we can start to journal.
 I began with some Tim Holtz stencils 
and Grunge paste.

 I love this one as it reminds me of the sea. 
More stencilling.

At this stage I started to add some of my
 found and collected ephemera.

Then painted over this with Gesso.

Started adding colour using Distress Oxide reinkers. 
Just three drops at the top left.....

Spray with water and move the book around 
so that the inks spreads.

Everything looks a bit messy at this stage
 but trust me it gets better!

At this stage I replaced the stencils to add 
more colour using the Distress Inks.

Here I've added some text stamping and dots.

Outline smudge and blend around those
 images you want to stand out
 with a black alcohol pen.

And complete the pages by adding more images.

 My focal image was a beer mat that I found
 and I liked it so much just had to include it 
as it reminded me of our days by the sea. 

I hope to maybe show you some more pages 
in the future but that's all for now. 

Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Materials used:

Thank you Angela, I love the book
so far.........  Looking forward to 
more pages!

I love to use one thing to 
make another don't you?
As for ring pulls - I predict
these may well become a
crafting must have, so get
collecting Everyone!  

I find the ones you see in
the road are very good as
they get flattened by the
cards running over them
and don't add so much
bulk to your project......
or you could take a hammer
to the one you've just pulled 
off that can of fizz........!!

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Great project and an inspired use of the ring pulls xxx

    1. 'Waste not Want not' Claire! The trouble is I have boxes and boxes of this kind of stuff! Happy crafty week my friend. Angela xXx

  2. Great idea, Angela - love the look of it, and I'll bet it's even awesome-er in real life!

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Win, very kind of you to stop by. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

  3. What a great idea and such a gorgeous project. Thank you for sharing! x

    1. Hi Margaret, thanks for stopping by. Pleased you like it, Angela xXx


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