fredag 24. april 2015

Mixed Media mini album: My story

In this album, I wanted to capture some of the things that are important to me. I wanted to capture some of the people and creatures that is very close to my heart. Art has also always been an important part of my life, so therefore I wanted to create a Mixed Media album, using different and techniques. The mini album has been created using Prima's Butterfly collection and different mediums.

The album:

The album is handmade from scratch, and has 5 sheets inside. I have added about 1 cm room between each page, since mixed media work do take up room.

I have used my own brick stencil and gesso, to create the brick effect.

The album closes with a Prima - Memory Hardware - Montmarte Latch.

The first page - with tutorial

I have used a selfie of myself, taken at Shell beach in Australia, inside the cover. There is a flap on the first page, that folds down.

Tutorial for the first page:

 There is a tag hidden behind the first page

The Prima doll is made with paper piecing, and has been coloured with Touch and Promarkers. The hair has been coloured with Prisma colors.

Page two - Nature

On page two, I have created texture on the background, using lace, beads, letters, metal, gesso and stencil and micro beads.  

The background has been dry painted, and I have then added the flowers.

The photo is from Madame Tussauds in London, and this is my family.

Close up of the background.

Page three - Together:

There is acetate behind the zipper, therefore the mixed media page can be seen behind the Zipper. The photo of my family can be seen behind the flap.

This is a page made with my best friend and me.

Page four - A walk, maybe?:

This page is all about my little dog, who remind me to take a break from crafting and take her for a walk.

I have used different kind of lace, stencils and gesso, beads, charms, leaf silver and flowers.

Page five - Hidden treasure:

This page is made with a flap and a hidden tag.

The outside of the flap is made with different techniques to create the different effects. These are effects that I have learned by trial and error. 

Raindrop effect:
The "raindrops" are made with drops of glue on a dark brown paper. Then I have added silver paint to paper and wiped of the silver on the glue with a wet cloth. 

Rust effect:
The rust effect has been created by adding texture paste to a piece of paper, and making this "lumpy". I added micro beads to the paste while it was wet. I left it to dry, and then I painted it.

The page with the flap opened. 

Inside the flap, is a photo of me, taken at the Incredible Rocks at Kangaroo Island. The photo is taken from inside a cave. The Rock/ cave effect is made in the same way, the rust was made, just painted differently. 

The forest ground is made with lace, beads, parts from an old computer and Prima wood icons.

Close up of the background.

The page also has a hidden tag.

The text on the tag "Most of us have gears we never use" has been printed out on a coloured paper. I have used distress embossing powder on the gears to create the rust effect.

This tag is made with an effect from one of Andy Skinner's classes

Page six- Let your dreams take flight:

The sixth page is the last page. I have used Mixed Media on the page, adding metal, flowers, beads and an old paintbrush.

Most of us have dreams, and sometime - we have to let them take fligt. The cover has a flap, that opens sideways......

... and reveals a small pop - up plane. The plane is my own design. You can find the template for my plane here

You can see album here:

4 kommentarer:

  1. herre min så flink du er. Fantastisk album du har laget.

  2. This is stunning, absolutely awesome. I particularly like the tag and the pop up plane!! Well done


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