Wednesday 16 December 2015

2015 #23 Altered Gift Album {by Kate Yetter}

 2015 Topic 23: Christmas Gifts and Cards

Hello Everyone Kate (The Scrap Yard) here, joining you with an altered album that I will be using as a December Daily Album. 

I am using mixed media techniques in the background to create a textured cover. This idea would make a personal and useful special occasion gift album at this time of year too.

Step One: I gathered my supplies including several Fresco Finish paints, gesso, ribbon, and an album from the dollar store.

Step Two: With Eclectica {Sara Naumann} Set 18 (ESN18)...

I stamped my main images on cardstock and cut them out.

Step Three: After adding a layer of gesso to the cover, scraps of paper were glued in place.

Step Four: Another layer of gesso was added over the paper scraps to blend the cover together.

Step Five: A foam snowflake border was added to the front and back covers. FrescoFinish paint and Metallic Distress paint were dripped down the front of the cover.

Step Six: Stamping was added randomly to the covers in two different inks.

Step Seven: Lastly, the stamped images that were cut out were layered and glued to the front cover.

I really enjoyed the process of making this album. The color combination and bits of sparkle lend perfectly to the mood of these fabulous stamps. I hope you are encouraged to makeover a cheap item using paints, stamps and scraps of paper and tons of texture.


I love the simplicity and elegance of this Kate, it's a charming album. The paints have dried in beautiful pools, let you can still see the papers and texture of the layers. A beautiful composition! Thanks for sharing such a lovely recycling idea! ~Leandra


SewPaperPaint said...

Oh man, this is super cool! Love the great layering in the background and how you did the image!

Kirsten said...

That is gorgeous, love the different layers of papers & paint.

Helen said...

Love all the layers, great texture.

Julie Lee said...

What a beautiful project. Such a great use of texture and layers and those SN stamps are perfect for it too. xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Upcylcing at it's best. What a fabulous project! Lx

Hazel Agnew said...

Just love this....I thought at first glance that the cover was a recycled map....gorgeous feel to it! X

craftimamma said...

Fabulous made over album cover! Lovely wintery colours (even though winter is eluding us here) and great textured layers.

Lesley Xx

craftytrog said...

I love this Kate! And there's my favourite bird again! Great techniques!
Alison xx

Sandie said...

A great idea! Love the colours and design