Today Abby is going to share a great Beach Mini Album that she created. This is what Abby said: ” This is a shabby chic style chipboard mini album that will be perfect to display your family photos from your beach vacation.”
What you will need:
- Chipboard Mini (mine is a sand bucket)
- Sprays/Glimmer Mists (colors of your choice)
- Cardstock-patterned paper
- Distress Tool
- Distress Ink
- Craft Paint
- Ribbons/Trims of your choice
- Beach themed embellishments
- Embossing Folder
- Glossy & Crackle Accents
- Heat tool
- Adhesive of your choice
- Additional embellishments of your choice
I applied some of the tan craft paint to both sides of each chipboard piece (insert Step 1). I thought this would be a great base coat to build the pages on.
While the pages were drying, I went to work on the starfish chipboard pieces (these came with the mini album). I created my own texture paste by mixing together some white craft sand and Gesso. I applied it on each starfish and once it was dry, I sprayed them with the Lindy Stamp Gang sprays in the colors I selected.
To create another embellishment to add to the pages, I took some fabric trim in a beach theme and cut the section I wanted to work with. I then used my distress tool and frayed the edges. Next I used another combination of Lindy’s Sprays to add some color & dimension.
Another fun element I created was to add some texture to the remaining starfish pieces I had left. I ran them through one of my embossing folders that had a detailed pattern.
I then used more color spray to make them pop .
After they were dry, I inked the edges with some Distress Ink to give them a bit of a darker edge and to add some dimension (Insert Step 4 Pic 3).
Burlap reads “beachy” to me so I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the pages as well. I cut some down to fit the chipboard piece and added more of the color sprays to give it a touch of distress .
I used several word stickers throughout the album so to have them stand out a bit and for added texture, I used my Scarlet Lime Doodle Pen around the edges, this really makes them pop off the page I think.
This is where creative play comes in, my favorite part. I began adding all of the embellishments and different papers to the pages of the chipboard mini and used some Jute Twine to hold it together when I was all done. This is a fun and easy project to create that lets you show off those family fun beach photos.
Here are some photos of the completed mini album:
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Crafting Ireland Team