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Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Design Project: Mini Album from Scratch

Hi everyone, today I have a fun project to share with you all that took me a whole lot of time to create: it’s a mini album created from scratch. It was really fun to do but because it takes so much time it will not be something I will do a lot!

Step 1:

I started the album with three pieces of grey board that are adhered together using a piece of bookbinders linen and gel medium (between the pieces of grey board is about 2 mm space). This will be the base for the cover of the album. Onto the middle piece of grey board I adhered the spine that I created from craft card stock (you can find video’s on YouTube on how to do this).

Step 2:

Next I covered the outside of the album using black card stock (and gel medium) and the inside using the craft coloured card stock that I mentioned before, after I adhered a craft coloured decorative border created using the JMA Decorative Borders (JMA-ES-CD94) die set.

I also adhered the ribbons that will function as my closures of the album in this step.

Step 3:

In the next step I’m adding the actual pages to the spine of the album. I looked online (YouTube is your friend is these kind of projects) for some fun styles and recreated those. The pages are created using the same craft coloured card stock as well as a craft coloured bag from my stash onto the last page ( you will see that later on ). The swirly page in the middle is created using the JMA STENCILJMA08 die set.

Step 4:

Next I worked on decorating my cover: I used two JMA paper pads for created the decorative pages in my mini album: PPJMA11 and JMA-WAC-PP17, and the front page is from the last paper pad. Because the paper shows some hydrangea flowers I decided on using the hydrangea stamp set in the JMA line as well (STAMPJMA07). I stamped the image onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface Paper using black ink and I heat embossed directly afterwards using clear embossing powder.

Now I can colour the image using the JMA Light Markers in combination with a water brush. I used the colours: Macchiato, Old Red, Golden Yellow, Primary Yellow, Grey Olive Green, Pine Forest and Sap Green. After the colouring is done and dry I added back in some highlights using a white gel pen.

Next I die cut a circle ornament using the middle sized die in the JMA Circle Ornament Frames die set (JMA-ES-CD14) from vellum. Onto the vellum I placed one of the stencils from the JMA-NA-MASK03 stencil set and applied the VersaMark ink pad over it and heat embossed using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing Powder.

The vellum circle ornament with the coloured and fussy cut hydrangea image in combination with some jute twine I adhered onto each other and onto the cover of my mini album using regular tape, one millimetre thick foam tape and liquid glue.

I finished the cover of the album using some metallic grey sequins in different sizes and a sticker quote adhered onto matching orange card stock. The quote is from the STICKERJMA05 sticker book.

Step 5:

The rest of the project consists of decorating the inside of the mini album using the design papers from the paper pads I mentioned before. Quotes are from the before mentioned sticker book. Text stamps are from the JMA-ES-STAMP66 and JMA-ES-STAMP65 stamp sets. Background stamp decorations are from the JMA-NA-STAMP21, JMA-NA-STAMP18 and JMA-ES-STAMP140 stamp/stamp sets.

I also used the mandala die from the STENCILJMA12 die set to create a tag that fits into the paper bag pocket that I created in the back of the mini album.

I totally love how this mini album turned out!

The album can be further filled with pictures, anecdotes, memories and so on!

And that is it for today’s JMA Mini Album project! I wish you a creative day!

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