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Mixed Media Album

Hi everyone I want to share my Basically Bare project.  They have so many awesome chipboard pieces and minis to work with.  I had so much fun making this mixed media album mini album.  It comes with: chipboard, acrylic, and canvas pages.  I decorated it with May Arts ribbon and trim and Kaisercraft patterned paper.

This first page is acrylic I fussy cut the paper and added some Kaisercraft rubons and May Arts silk ribbon

This page has the Basically Bare chipboard & acrylic stars.  I used Adirondack paint daubers in gold and used a paint pen to outline the edges.  Added a tiny brad button to the center and diecut sentiment.

This page I tore some of the cardboard off to reveal the corrugated paper.  I used Tim Holtz crackle paint, the felt cloud from Basically Bare and May Arts trim.

This is another acrylic page what I did was I glued the May Arts trim together to form one huge piece of trim.  Loved this I think I will do this and make an entire page.

This canvas page I used a Crafters Workshop screen and misted the page – added another BB felt cloud and made a sentiment for it.

This page I used more TH crackle paint and then covered the sun with May Arts mesh trim to it. It is a little hard to see but this looks really cool.

This is how it looks standing up.  I hope you guys enjoyed this mini as much as I enjoyed making it and working with Basically Bare and May Arts ribbon and trim.  Check out my blog for more pictures.

Blog post by: Monica Edwards

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  1. kathy/NorthCarolina

    This is fabulous!  You did such a great job combining all those techniques with your photos. 

  2. Carmen

    I'm amazed how designers can group mismatched items like that together – great job!

  3. Lynn

    Fab album! So many details….memories for a livetime.  Basically Bare and May Arts Ribbon are natural partners.

  4. Angie Crockett

    What a gorgeous book!!!  LOVE all of the fun photos and each page is so creative and cool!

  5. NWFlamingo

    Great!  There is even a mermaid sighting.

  6. Linda R

    This album is great.

  7. Kristie Maynard

    I love you mini.  Didn't realize there wre all those chipboard shapes too.  I especially love how you did the sun with the sentiment about friendship.  Very creative, very nice!

  8. Joyce EJW

    FUn mini and very creative. Love the use of mesh. Great job. Thanks

  9. lalo

    Such a fun, fabulous album!!!

  10. Sue D

    Very creative album!

  11. mary s. - aka Big Mamma

    What a great little album.  I love all the elements.

  12. Kim H

    Wonderful album, great textures.  Love the pirate and mermaid sections.

  13. Sandy Allnock

    Absolutelly gorgeous Monica!

  14. Charlene

    Lots of fun inspiration…love your sun and that cute pirate!

  15. Jingle

    Beautiful album!

  16. Linda Lipford

    What a little treasure!

  17. Virginia Fynes

    I love the mesh over the sun! great job

  18. Nicole Martel

    Great mini, love all of the details!

  19. Miriam Prantner

    Great mini!  Loving all the textures and trims!


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