So here is my take on an ‘unusual mini-album’…it all started with a plain white, metal tin…
I covered it in multi-medium, and torn bookpages, then a watered down coating of acrylic paint.
To get the brick effects, I had a brick wall embossing folder. Before running it through the machine, I brushed over the raised ‘cement lines’ of the inside of the folder with a brown inkpad. This then left not only the raised bricks but the coloured cement too.
I used Tim Holtz dies to cut the hinges and lock on the tin. They were inked black, embossed in dark brown, but not a full covering, and then I added stickles for the highlights.
I also cut out some flowers from the new Authentique papers, to add around the tin.
Inside, the album is folded up, to be opened one flap at a time. It goes through photos of my Daughter from birth to now, 6 years. Again I used Authentique papers, along with lace, punched borders, flowers and crystals.
By using all black and white photos, i was able to use any papers i liked, and make it all co-ordinate.