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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Altered Photo Album

I'm back again - and this time I'm showing how I altered the little 6" x 4" Photo Display book that was in my DT pack this month from Shernocky Crafts.

 I decided to give it a vintage look - well you know me!

I started by distressing a piece of 4" x 6" corrugated card, then painted what was left of the top covering with PaperArtsey Fresco Finish in Taupe, and although its not showing, I distressed this with Vintage Photo DI.   Then a Gold embossing ink pad was swiped over the edges, and heat embossed with Gold powder.
My letters were die cut and stamped with the script part of one of the PaperArtsey Hot Picks HPXT02 stamps, coated in Glossy Accents, before being randomly pressed into the gold pigment ink pad and then sprinkled with gold EP, some of which was brushed off for a distressed finish, and then heat embossed.

For the inside covers I used white card, distressed with Tumbled Glass and Frayed Burlap DIs, I then inked the script with Tumbled Glass DI and stamped without an acrylic block.  The small brown envelope was given the same treatment, but with Frayed Burlap.

The back cover was painted with the Taupe FF and then distressed with Vintage Photo and some random stamping, again without the acrylic block.  To give the appearance of an old book, I used the jute to cover the middle edges.

Materials used
 PaperArtsy Hot Picks HPXT02
 PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Taupe
 Jute Trim
 Snopake PolyView Photo Display Book
 Small Kraft Money Pockets (all available from Shernocky Crafts)

I am entering this at:
  Anything but a Card - Get Messy
  Come and Get it - Masculine

Thanks for looking.

Avril xx


sally said...

What a great idea :-)


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a fabulous transformation .. love the corrugated section
Lisa x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Seems to be a fabulous project.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic altering, it does look like an old vintage book.
Yvonne x

Marleen Gallagher said...

this is absolutely stunning.. So beautiful xx

Terry said...

What a great altered photo album! I love the corrugated cardboard and the jute netting! Gorgeous vintage feel! Hugs!

Shell B. said...

Very nice photo album, wonderful design!

Glad that you shared with us at Come And Get It!

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Christine L said...

Wowww Avril... this is fab! and what a wonderful change from it's original form!

Christine x

Angel-23 said...

This is fab Avril, great idea with the album.
Hugs Rachael xx

butterfly said...

Lovely altered album, Avril!
Alison x

Netty said...

Smashing alteration Avril, hugs Annette x

Mau xx said...

Lovely Altered art Avril, you do Vintage so well.
Hugs Mau xx
Thanks for calling and leaving your Good wishes :))

May said...

WOW, Love the transformation...Love the corrugated card & the use of the netting...Great colours too.. Hugs May x x x

Margaret said...

Love the gold embossing on the corrugated front! This is such a wonderful way to alter these little albums! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Buttons said...

What a transformation! Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a makeover!! Absolutely brilliant as usual!

Thanks for your lovely comment Avril and so sorry I missed your birthday - I hope you had a lovely day.