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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

V-Day Acrylic Mini-Album

Here is my first ever arcylic album that I did for David's V-Day present. Overall, I am happy with it and I learned a few lessons for next time around and even made one VERY happy mistake! :o)

Most of the paper used was from K&Company "Sweet Talk" and "Smitten" lines. A little bit of Basic Gray (Porcelain, Bittersweet and 2 scoops) was also used.

The "theme" of the album is love songs... Basically it includes partial and full lyrics to 6 different love songs.

This is just a decorated heart chipboard from an album I grabbed from the $1 bin @ M's. I distressed it with a sanding block and put some glitter on the edges then added some bling.

This "overlay" to the page below was done with mm acrylic paint and some glitter.

The first song... from the title of the album - is "Love Song" by Anne Murray.

The second overlay is just some cut out words and punched hearts from the K&Co "Sweet Talk" line. Then I added a rhinestone heart to frame the punched heart pic below it.

The second song is "Perfect Love" by Trisha Yearwood. I used photoshop to put the words on a swirl path to match the paper, and then strategically placed some pink gems in between.

On this next overlay page I adhered a pic from our wedding and used the threading water punch on the right side. Then I used diamond stickles all over to make it sparkle. I wrote the title of the song on the tab with my AC white pen.

The third song is "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King. The "Together" sticker is from 7 gypsies and I added some gems to it. Before adhering the wedding pic, I covered the back with PP and added a sentiment sticker - also from 7 gypsies.

I tried embossing on this next page... I think it worked out "Okay." I had to be very careful placing the stamp because it wanted to slide around on the slick surface. When using the heat gun, I had to be careful not to do too much at one, because it was bending the page. However, it ended up flattening back out after it cooled off. I also used more punched heart of PP and various pics. The pics were backed with more PP.

The next page is just a 1/2 page of a photo of us that I used my scallop punch on and applied ribbon. (I'm just noticing that the ribbon is coming off in this pic... I better go fix that!) lol

The 4th song is from "Blessed" by Martina McBride. I pieced together a flower, used an old canvas embellishment I've had forever and added some vines with stickles. The bottom flower (brown) was treated with copper glimmer mist from tattered Angels.

Here is my HAPPY mistake page... I started out trying to cover the entire back and front of the acrylic page with PP and a transparency that had the words on it. Did not work at all... So I removed them and the acrylic sheet was pretty much ruined. So I took my red glimmer mist and sprayed the whole front with it and let it dry. The result was amazing. The liquid ran to the sides and corner creating a shaded area and the whole page was a beautiful shimmery transparent red! I ended up using my dymo to apply the words and wrote the song title and artist with a silver marker along with some happy little hearts.

For the page underneath, the last sentence of the song verse ("and give her wings when she wants to fly") is shown along with a photoshopped pic of me. In PS, I converted the pic to b&w and added a grungy overlay and edges to it. I used a wing brush to add some wings to me and then created a path along the top to add the words. Then I used sticker letters to add my own quote at the bottom of the page.

I added a dedication and personal note using 2 pages from a MM spiral journal adhered together.

And the last page has a Bon Jovi song called "Thank you for loving me".

*Phew*! So glad I got through that! I'm looking forward to doing another one! I think I'll use that glimmer mist technique through the whole thing!


  1. Wow! That album looks amazing!!

  2. This is great! I love how you added the other chipboard elements to the album! Now it looks like I need some glitter mist too.