Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Online Craft Club - Project #1

My Creations Acrylic Mini Album

You have until June 30 to complete your album. I have provided a list of materials on my Close to My Heart web site. in the calendar section. Please use at least 50% Close to My Heart products, including the My Creations Acrylic Mini Album. I have found that Liquid Glass is the best adhesive to use on these albums since it dries clear. When you have completed your album, e-mail me that it is finished. If you use photobucket, upload it to your gallery and send me the link. You can also e-mail a picture of your album but PLEASE resize it since I am on dial-up. The deadline is June 30.

All who complete this project will have a chance to win a fabulous prize.

When you recieve your Acrylic Album, remove the protective film from the front and back of each page. I did this as I went.

Starting with the back page, I cut a 6x6 square peice of B&T and a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 photo. For each of the other pages, my B&T and photo get 1/2 inch smaller each time. So the 2nd to last page is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 B&T and 5x5 photo, with the front page (under the cover) being 4x4 B&T and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 photo.

I distressed the edges of my B&T papers and my photos with Cholcolate DistressingInk. I used the black and white rub-ons from each of the packs, and the quotes I found by searching online.

To attach the paper and photos I used Liquid Glass. Run a bead of Liquid Glass around the edge of paper, smooth out with your finger and attach to the top side of page. Do the same with photo, attaching to the top of the B&T. Add rub-ons as desired and you have a very cute mini Acrylic Album to give as a gift or keep for yourself!

For a list of Materials click here and you will be taken to My CTMH site.

(Sorry the Picture of Becca's page is sideways! For some reason Blogger turned it when I uploaded it)