Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Distressed Grunge Paper Mini Album

Hi, I'd like to share with you this mini album I made made by following Laura on you tube/ustream from FOLLOWTHEPAPERTRAIL. It consists of 5 pages made with chipboard and then covered with your desired papers (printed or handmade). I made my own papers using Distress Inks sponged then stamped over with various images in the theme.
On the front there is a porcelain rose I made using UTEE.
Here's an effective idea to insert eyelets and lace up the pages.
Canvas was stamped and trimmed to fit the pages, creating lots of pockets.
Different tags were decorated to add interest to all the pockets.
There are also 5 Grunge paper tags, which were cut with the Tim Holtz on the edge dies and these match the chipboard pages that were also cut with the dies.
The embellishments add interest!
I made the cogs from Tim Holtz die using shrink plastic and they reduced to great little embellishments.
The front and back covers are also made from Grunge Paper but only 1 side is covered with paper as the paper will buckle with the bend on the side that wraps round.
The closure is a Tim Holtz key hole and a hitch fastener and ribbon is wrapped round the clock. 
Do make sure that whatever you put there will be strong enough to withstand the mini album being frequently opened and closed.
Distress inks were used to give a distressed look to the grunge paper that has not been covered. It was then stamped over with Versamark ink, dried, then Perfect Pearls were rubbed over. This give a lovely effect which looks better IRL! 
All the pockets contain photo mats and journalling items. 

Pop over to my youtube channel if you'd like to see a video with full instructions for making this mini album.

or here is the link direct to the video


  1. Thanks for entering your mini album into The Stamp Man's Distress Challenge. For future reference it is really helpful if you can link to your actual entry rather than your blog :)

  2. Lovely project with lots of your own ideas to share. Good hints and tips.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jo x

  3. About time you put this gorgeous album up. Love it and envious of the time and patience you had to create such a wonderful piece of artwork.

  4. thank you ladys your comments mean so much to me and spur me on to try and do better hugs jayne xxxxx