Friday, February 10, 2012

Teck-Neek Paluza Album Part 1

Boy do I have a fun album to share with you over the next couple days! This was one of my albums that was at CHA last week.

The Timeless Tabs Album is hands down my favorite album in the Basically Bare line because of the size of the album and because of the different mediums in the album.

The album cover was created by covering the entire page with Ranger’s Tissue Tape and then applying a thin layer of gel medium to ensure it was well adhered to the page. Then, I just randomly applied ink to the page. The top right and bottom left corners were then covered with a layer of Glass Bead Gel Medium, which makes the ink colors underneath pop. Next up, I painted on a thin layer of gesso and then stenciled the title on top once it was dry. Lastly, I used an acrylic button and heat embossed it. The heat embossing caused the acrylic to warp and curl, which is exactly what I wanted it to do.

The first step in creating this next page is to paint the entire page with blue acrylic paint and allow it to dry. Then give it a light spritz with Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist. Using the Crafter’s Workshop Mini Clouds template and a White Zig Posterman Extra Fine tip pen, trace the shape of the clouds. Next, fill in the cloud shapes with Picket Fence Distress Stain. Give each cloud a spritz of water and watch as your page appears to begin “raining”.

Now, on to the bottom half of the page. Adhere the brick pieces from the Climbing Ivy Set to the page. Then, apply a layer of gesso over the brick pieces, being sure to fill in the spaces between the bricks. While the gesso is still wet, sprinkle embossing powder onto the bricks. I used five different colors to create the brick effect. Once the gesso is dry, melt the embossing powders with a heat tool.

The “egg” was created using the Holiday Ornaments Set. I inked the edges of the felt with a Yellow Zig Fabricolor pen and then added the eyelets for a bit of texture. The bird was heat embossed with two different colors of WOW embossing powders.

Ready for the next page? I started by stamping the front of both pages. The gears were all heat embossed with WOW embossing powders.

I used the Paparazzi Set on the back of the page. Both pieces were also embossed with WOW powders.

This page was started by laying down several colors of water based ink to cover the page (use your favorite brands of ink). Then I stamped the page with a couple of my favorite stamps. Next, lay the Mini Trust Your Heart Crafter’s Workshop template down on the bottom corner of the page and completely cover with a thin layer gesso. Allow the gesso to sit for a minute or two and then scrape it off the page and remove the template. Removing the gesso creates a resist on the page.

Next up, ink a couple of canvas hearts and adhere to the page.

That’s it for today! Join me again tomorrow for another dose of technique heavy pages.
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