Tuesday, September 23, 2008
My first acrylic album – Just Chill!
Okay, I admit I have a little stash of acrylic albums. I have special plans for them and am in process of taking those special photos to do the beauty of acrylic albums justice. That’s my plan anyhow, and I know, a poor excuse for not using them.
I won this tag album by Clearsnaps at CHA – thanks to Mel and the 2peas event and decided it was time to delve into acrylic beyond shapes on my pages or home décor items. The clear acrylic and a “winter” theme seemed a perfect fit to me. Winter is our son’s very favorite season, so I created this album to document his favorite winter activities. His birthday is coming up- and I have been able to keep the album under wraps thus far.
The Reminisce Frosty line combined with a Sharpie white paint marker made for a stunning result, at least I think so. I hope you like it – I am pleased with how all my doodled dots in the page margin create the illusion of falling snow when the album is closed and there are layers of doodled dots. On the cover I used a Reminisce snowflake rub-on around the binding hole, but I also doodled snowflakes around the area of the binding ring on subsequent pages which created another awesome wintery effect. These photos do not do this project justice – but I hope you enjoy my first acrylic album. Here is a photo editing tip – I converted my photos to black and white, but used the option of applying a COLD filter, vs. warm – which gives the grays a hint of blue vs. brown. One person, seeing it in person, commented that all my photos look metallic and wonder how I accomplished that. Apparently an illusion, but COLD black and whites look very cool with the Frosty Line from Reminisce. Give it a try in your photo editing program the next time you have winter photos to print.
For my cover I placed the photo on the inside of the first page of the tag album, and covered my glue dots with a painted and blinged Magistical Memories Fancy Frame – it totally tells of the wintery story to be told inside.
Thanks for coming by. Enjoy the fall because winter is not far behind!