Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Favorite Things Journal

I made this album for a dear friend, we exchange happy mail of some sort each month. She has always been so good to me and always sending me little somethings all the time that just make my day. So I wanted to do something special for her  to say thank you!  I took an old book from the recycle center and  took out every few pages , then glued  every 2 of the pages together, then painted with gesso the whole thing...inside and out. (not all at once of course!) Then I took some of my prisma color bloom tea stain spray mist which really is more of a shimmery gold...and sprayed on the cover etc. and every other couple pages in the inside of the book.  I have a bag of large lace that looks like it came off a wedding dress that i like to use for bigger projects and glued it across the front and back covers. I used hot glue, then covering the edges with a piece of cream broadcloth that I added mod podge and gesso too and stuck it to the binding and over the edges of the lace. I took the cream material again and cut out circles and then spiral cut into the center of each and then rolled up into roses, and hot glued together. tucked in a few pearl pins behind for a bit of fun. I found the little metal frame at the thrift store and I put gesso on it to age it up a bit. I used a scrap of one of my favorite paper packs in the background DCWV La Creme' matstack. Then added in my metals and 3d letters and stickers to say "my favorite things"

 Side view of the album, I alternated pages sets with the spray, then a set of pages with lace. All tied up with a sheer bow!
 I made tabs out of the same card stock as the background to the'creme' they say, Faith, for her favorite scriptures etc. Family...Friends, Furry Friends, she has a love of animals, Flowers, and she is an avid gardener. 
I added some pictures I printed off  into each catagory to get her started!I hope to make more of these and list them in my etsy shop...just have to go "shopping" up at the recycle center! lol
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to be adding more things to my blog soon!