Here's my first ever Mini album :) aah am doing a lot of "first ever" posts lately :D
The twist here is it's a mini without embellishments.! Yeah am always kinda scared to use those beautiful goodies ;) & also this is a masculine one..
I've heard Many crafty frnds of mine say they are not comfortable with sketching but they love it all the same..
Here's the good news.! U can totally Make a sketchbook style album with stamps & sinple watercoloring..!
These are the layouts in a nutshell :)
Read on if u would like to know the details of each page :)
(Warning: it's picture HEAVVVYY)
For the album part, i followed this Tag album tutorial by Tanvi for the pages.. i did some research in YouTube regarding mini album binding .. I tried the stacked hinge (or whatever it is called, sorry am really not familiar with them;)) binding system.. It turned out really well..
Used chipboard, blackcardstock, prima epiphany PP & Some black baker's twine..
The pages & tags are 3×4" cut from Iris SG & Linen cardstocks respectively..
Followed the same steps for all pages.. Did some basic watercoloring (watercolor pencils, gelatos, distress inks) according to the photograph.. I distressed all the photographs with DIs.. Then stamped images by the theme..!! (Used Jet black archival ink) Only two doodles in the whole series are hand drawn ;)
This is also a great way to use up your little stamps.
Wrote quotes/sentiments with 0.05 fine liner pen.. That gives a complete look..
Again for the tags i used Distress Inks to match up the color of the page.. I was really surprised & happy that it was possible to bring out similar color effects with different media..
So here you go.. The individual pages (it sort of goes in a timeline/ story format) with list of supplies below each one.
(I've added link back to stores in India from which i actually bought them just for my reference & with the hope that it might be helpful to some of you.. No commercial reasons whatsoever)
Hope you enjoy :)
DI worn lipstick.mustard seed, salty ocean
Gelato snow cone, DI broken china
DI wild honey, spiced marmalade
Prima coffee break stampset
Gelato margarita mix (aww i love this color), Colorbox lime
I altered the prima stamp a little ;) wrote "green tea" instead of coffee (my frnd's fav drink especially during work :D)
Gelato lemon, DI mustard seed
Gelato cherry, DI fired brick
Snake doodled with Brustro fine liner pen.!
Gelato lime & Margarita mix, DI mowed lawn, IB Under water stamp
Salty ocean DI, white embossed imagesSnowflakes stampset from Varnas creations
This is my most favy layout :)
Gelatos bright, dragon is just a rough doodle..
Black soot DI, gelato lemon
Inkadinkado birdhouse stamp set, gelato grape,passion fruit, heart images stamped with memento lilac posies ink
Here's the video :) (click here to watch in YouTube) pls do check out the last page.. A surprise interactive element over there :)
A biiigg thank u for reaching until here :) i absolutely respect your patience :)
Am really sorry for such a looong post.!My new found love for ATCs, the awesome sketchbooks i've seen around in social media & the beautiful photographs of my friend here are the biggest inspirations behind this venture :)
I really hope you liked it :)
Do lemme know your comments about it & also whether i should be doing such detailed & descriptive posts in future.!
Thanks for your time.
C u soon.