Thursday, November 30, 2006

My Christmas Journal...

So excited about tomorrow! I'm doing Shimelle's Christmas Journal class which starts on Dec 1st. I have done her last two classes and really enjoyed them. Also I just love Christmas so I think this will really suit me.

I have spent the last two days making my own journal. It is landscape 15x20 cm (or for those of you who work in inches - 6x8)...well, that is the pages are that size...the album covers are just a tad bigger. Figured this was a great size if I wanted to use 15x10cm (6x4) portrait photos. The photos would fit perfectly to one side of the page and the other side would be left for journaling.

I made my own journal from scratch. Each cover is made up of 4 pieces of card (cut to size) and glued together. Then I have used Basic Grey Blitzen to cover both the inside and outside of each piece. The insides have cute little reindeers jumping about! LOL!

Then I covered the front of the front cover (if you know what I mean) in Mod Podge and lots of ripped up tissue paper and then more Mod Podge. (Thanks to Clare for some great hints and tips on how to do this!) I added some micro beads in random places and left it to dry overnight...

When it was finally dry, I painted the whole cover with red acrylic paint. Again let that dry. And then added lots of Twinkling H2Os randomly everywhere (reds, bronzes, coppers and golds). Finally onto the title. It's just plain chipboard letters painted with acrylic paint and then lots of Stickles glitter glue! Unfortunately the photos don't do the album justice at all. It's the most textured surface you can imagine which shimmers beautifully under the lights and the title sparkles in a rainbow of colours...

9 comments:

Yizz said...

OMG Anso that is spectacular!! I love it to bits. Thank you for sharing Right Santa are you listening, I want some modge podge, and stickles and sparkling H2O's!!

Heather said...

Wow - that's beautiful, Anso!

(Did you use your eyelet punch to punch the holes for the rings to bind it ?)

Anso said...

Heather - I used my Crop-a-dile, It went through the (thick!) cover no problem :)

Eleanor said...

Oh my golly gosh, how spectacular. It just blows me away. How rich and sumptuous.
snipper
x

Kat said...

It looks gorgeous, Anso!!! Love the rich colours!!

Now ... for that Crop-a-dile... think that may have to go onto my wish list!!!

Margaret said...

Beautiful work Anso - your journal is gorgeous. I am sure you will treasure it for years to come :)

Heather said...

Wonderful album, great work Anso, colours are amazing, roll on tomorrow :D

Val said...

Oh is super Anso, can't wait to see what you do in the whole album!!!

jana said...

wow! i love this! so many glitter!!!!