Big update today.
Someone mentioned last week that this book is turning more into an art journal than a scrapbook and I couldn't agree more. While it was my intention to make this book more textured, I think the "art journal" mood is coming out of the season & dealing with Paul's deployment. My past attempts at art journaling haven't always been so successful but I hope this one countinues to work and inspire me.
Some of this update was done in the moment. Other pages are done all at once when I have a chance to print photos and do some computer journaling. I am going to be working on adding more "right this second" pages because I think it's an important time to capture.
Pretty simple. I used a lot of these text pages in my summer minibook. For more information about the text, check out the video in this post. I printed that photo as a square at 2.25x2.25 and then just freehand cut so it fit inside the patterned paper.
Self explanatory - this would be my "in the moment" work. :)
And the follow up... It was important to for me to show in the book that I got through those rough couple days so I jotted that down as well as this quote. I picked some favorite instagram photos from the past few weeks for the next page. For a tutorial on how to get your instagram photos in a 4x6 inch grid, check out this video.
This is the first of two "glittered" pages. When I picked dark papers to work with in this book I knew that would allow for some fun embellishment techniques. There is a short video at the end of today's post that shares how I used glitter to create patterns on the dark papers.
I sewed tulle from the tutus on to the cream tabbed page. That frame is cut from a sheet of Amy Tangerine for American Crafts paper and adhered right on top of the tulle.
Pretty self explanatory. That label is from Paper Source, but was discontinued a few years ago.
I sewed fabric pieces from my quilt onto the scalloped page and used the white quilt block in the photo as a journaling spot. I wrote right on the photo with a Sharpie pen.
And my second glitter page. This was a fun one that I wasn't sure would work out. I am so happy it did. The text on the left is from this morning's blog post. That crocheted flower came from the pixiepetals etsy shop a few years ago.
using glitter in the autumn minibook by elise blaha
Above is a video where I show a quick tutorial for how to get glitter incorporated on your minibook pages. And let's not talk about the awkward screenshot vimeo captured.
If you think you're going to need additional pages for this album, I have a few bonus paper packs available. I had limited supplies for these, so when they are gone, they're gone. Click here to shop them. Thank you!