Hello my Friends.
I'm sure you'll agree that any kinds of albums are priceless memory catchers. Irina create an amazing family album (attention: it's mixed media and it's flat! ;)) that will help her hold this summer in her heart for many days to come.
I'm sure you'll feel inspired to grab some paper and paints and follow Irina's instructions.
Hello everybody! I'd like to present my new project - an album. It is dedicated to last August which was a special time for my family.
This month was full of moments I want to remember forever and so I decided to capture them on paper - beautiful, bright and full of life. I hope I managed to express this atmosphere with paints and stamps. :)
I started with cutting several sheets of watercolor paper for watercolor to 15 * 15 cm in size.
I chose some of my favorite August photos and printed them in color.
Right from the start, I decided that all the album embellishments will be flat this time, but at the same time multi-layered.
I started to create layers with ink blots - I simply splashed some black ink with a calligraphy pen.
The next step was using a black marker and stamps from different Finnabair's collections.
I planned the layout of my photos on the pages and then added a bit of texture using White Sand Texture Paste and a silicone brush.
Then I worked with color and composition. I distinguished the compositional center using sprays, alcohol inks and Art Alchemy acrylic paints. Each page has its own vibrant color!
After the paint dried, I added some decorative elements - small tags and labels from 7Dots Studio.
On each spread the black ink lettering duplicates the sentiments from the embellishments.
Finally, I collected all the sheets in the right order and then added the sawing machine stitching around the edges.
Then I made the cover and put all the pages together. For the cover I used paper from 7Dots Studio, acrylic paints, again White Sand Texture Paste and Granite Mica Flakes.
I hope you enjoy them and feel the atmosphere of this very special August time.