HI. It's Trina McClune here and I'm really excited to be sharing my first tutorial with you on the paperHaus blog!
I've had this project in mind for quite some time and I'm thrilled to have finally made it happen!
You see for me, scrapbooking is more than 'art' (although that is the FUN part of it! Grin), I love to tell stories, and I do alot of journaling in my projects.
This mini album celebrates the 'old' (yes literally!) about me. It is all about the year I was born.
Inside I've created a little story about what happened that year. I'm still to complete it, and will be adding in things like what the cost of bread/milk/eggs/sugar were in 1969. Who the NZ Prime Minister was, Songs that were popular etc etc.
But for now, let's have a look at what I've done....
As you can see, I've deliberately kept the 'decorating' to a minimum as I'd like the details to be the main focus. I've also used a monotone colur palette to help with this.
Here's how I created the front cover....
Cut your covers from some thick card in the shape you want. I've used a Spellbinders die for mine.
Then cut two pieces of canvas for each cover, slightly larger than your covers.
Adhere the canvas to both sides of your card using a glue stick.
Then stitch around the edge of the card to ensure it's is really stuck on (plus it looks good!)
Use a mask (I used Prima's brick wall mask) and some texture paste to create a wonderful textured design on the front cover.
Add some muslin. The way I do this is to cut a piece that is alot larger than the area I want to cover. I then add some glue to the area I'm covering and scrunch the muslin over the area, squishing it into the glue to adhere.
Decorate. In this instance I used Prima flowers, vines, a hand cut clock from some Prima packaging, a doily, and a gorgeous new medium (Windsor and Newton watercolour Iridescent Medium) I've discovered through Janine Koczwara (Thanks Janine!!!).
Prima flowers, alphabet, Say it in crystals, paper and other embellishments, Prima brick wall mask, Canvas, muslin, iridescent medium, texture paste, Spellbinders dies, white tag, doily, seam binding, white cardstock, Cuttlebug alphabet, and home made resin pieces (you can view a video on how to make these here).
I hope you've enjoyed my project today. Please feel free to leave me a comment or question and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Have a great day.