Anything Book–October 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit
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For my final project of October, I’m bringing you an “Anything Book.” I call it an anything book because you could easily use it as a mini-album, mini art journal, mini notebook, etc. Personally, I really wanted a mini art journal with pockets and flip-outs.
My inspiration for this project came from Pinkstrawberryz “No Binding Easy Mini Album.” It was just one of those “You might like” recommendations that randomly popped up on YouTube, so I decided to have a look! As soon as I watched the video I had ideas brewing! Check out my video to see how I put my Anything Book together. (Below the video you will find photos of the inside and the measurements for my pages.)Video:
Here is a look at some of the pages I started preparing:
After my book was together I used clear and white gessoes to prepare the pages. With my gesso dry, I was then able to start laying down mediums to prepare working backgrounds. I just grabbed up various paints and started laying them down! To make the book cover, I grabbed up some burlap trim, cut it to length, and stitched it in place during assembly.
Some areas have acrylic paint and some have watercolors. I started drawing on a couple of the pages—flowers in some places, and this face above. I also grabbed a few pens and outlined the flowers from the paper pack.
I didn’t always use a brush with my paints, some times I just used a palette knife to scrape it on! I also grabbed up some of my Dina Wakely Scribble Sticks and added some…well…scribbles! I have a short flip-though of my mini art journal (as far as it had been “finished” at the time of filming!) over on my Instagram post for this project.
Measurements (in order of page in book):
In my video, I talk about the process of making the cover using some Amazing Cast Resin and the embossing folder!
Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can make using items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!
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In addition to items found in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
Prima/Finnabair: Heavy White Gesso, “Sweet Rose” Metallique Wax, “Shabby Pink” Matte Wax; *Prima: Metallic Pastel Accents & Waterbrushes; Ranger/Dina Wakley: *“Peacock,” *“Ocean,” *“Turquoise,” *“Lemon,” & Olive Acrylic Paint and “Eggplant” Scribble Stick; Ranger/Tim Holtz: *“Bundled Sage” Distress Oxide Spray & “Speckled Egg” Distress Paint; *49 & Market “Cream” Burlap Trim; Ranger: Heat-It Tool, Amazing Cast Resin; EK Tools Scoreboard; 2-1/2” Recollections Circle Punch; E6000; Art Glitter Glue; Scotch ATG; twine; needle; awl; Aen Art Green Pen; Sakura Souffle XPGB# 950 (White Pen), Glaze XPGB# 824 (Purple Pen), & Moonlight 10 XPGB10# 421 (Pink Pen); Liquitex Clear Gesso