I love autumn with its rich colours and made a mini book for some of my favourite autumn photos, using the Sizzix Eileen Hull ScoreBoards Album die for the cover, and a lot of leaves.
white sticky back canvas with watered down orange paint. I mixed the paint using Claudine Hellmuth's Alterable Orange, Adirondack Sunset Orange and Terra Cotta, to get the shade that I wanted. If the paint is too dark you can rinse the canvas a bit under a tap. When it was dry I covered mat board with the sticky-back canvas, adding a thin layer of multi-medium to make sure it would stick firmly. I glued a piece of kraft cardstock to the other side of the mat board. Then the covers were die cut.
The covers were stamped with the new Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprint stamps, as well as a crackle texture stamp from the Classics set #7, using Archival Ink Jet Black. I also stamped them with a bubble stamp from theMixed Media set, using gold paint dabber. The dabber was used along the edges of the covers too. Finally, it was all misted with Biscotti Perfect Pearls.
Autumn Gatherings die.
Tattered Leaves die. They were painted green and then covered in about 4 layers of clear UTEE. You don't need to reapply embossing fluid between the layers, just add a new layer when the previous one is still melted. Be careful as it gets very hot. Then I added several different colours of embossing powders into the UTEE (gold, red, copper, verdigris). Finally, I stamped leaves from the Mini Blueprints set into the hot UTEE. Ink the stamp with Versamark first since that makes it release easier from the UTEE. I forgot to take a photo of the leaves before attaching them to the album, I hope you can see the detail well enough here.
Classics #7 set instead.
Tattered Pinecone die. A lot of leaves and branches were cut from kraft core paper, using the Autumn Gatherings, Bird & Butterflies and Branch Tree dies. They were sanded before I removed them from the surrounding cardstock (much easier than to sand each one individually), inked and then coated with Distress Stickles Antique Linen, which gives them a warm shine. The branches, leaves and pinecones were layered on the front cover.
The album is perfect for 4 x 6 photos, you just need to trim them a little bit to fit.
Most of the inside pages are covered with a photo, but I left some for stamping and leaves, decorating them very simply.
Bird & Butterflies Sizzlits. Cut the leaf out in two shades of green and put the vein from the one into the other for a great two-toned effect.
I hope you will join us this week and show us your leaf creations. As always, one random participant will win the generous $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamps.
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Supplies:Stamps: Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprint, Mixed Media, Classics #1, Classics #3, Classics #7, Mini Ornates, Mini Blueprints; Hero Arts Decorative Flourish Tree K5538,
Dies: Sizzix: Eileen Hull ScoreBoards Album die, Tattered Pinecone Bigz, Tattered Leaves Bigz, Autumn Gatherings Sizzlits, Branch Tree, Birds & Butterflies Sizzlits
Ink: Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap; Archival Ink Jet Black, Olive; Versamark
Paint: Ranger Adirondack paint dabber: Sunset Orange, Terra Cotta, Lettuce, Gold; Claudine Hellmuth Studio paint Altered Orange
Embossing powders: Ranger clear UTEE, Copper, Gold; Tsukineko Verdigris, Red
Stickles: Distress Stickles Antique Linen
Mist: Biscotti Perfect Pearls
Surfaces: Claudine Hellmuth white sticky back canvas; Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock, Distress color core; Tim Holtz Idea-ology grungeboard; mat board; kraft cardstock