Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A BloomGirl Altered Scrapbook Album

The gorgeous kraft paper cover of the Bloom Collection album is just begging to be altered! It's literally a blank canvas that you can customize for any theme or person. I decided to try some of the new Finnabair Art Basics on the cover while using the BloomGirl stamp "Sharon" as the main attraction:

I used the tag from the product packaging to create a hang tag on the binding of the book, to which I tied strips of lace ribbon, and torn fabric. I decoupaged book and dictionary pages to the binder cover, using Prima's new Chalkboard paint to add color. I then stamped the BloomGirl Sharon onto the book pages using ColorBox Crafter's ink, which I heat set to make permanent. Without heating, the ink would run when touched with your hands or with a marker or paintbrush when coloring the image in.

I used Tombow markers to color the stamped image in, using my fingers to blend the ink. I added some stamping with stamp wheels and then hot glued the flowers to the cver. I added dabs of Art Basics Gel Medium to the area around the flowers and sprinkled that with Art Ingredients Mica Flake.

Watch this handy dandy video I made that shows the process from start to finish:

Easy peasy right? Instead of attaching the tag to  the book, you could also use it as a holiday gift tag. Make a bunch of them from your old clothing and product packaging!

  • BloomGirl Sharon Stamp
  • Bloom Collection Album
  • Prima Gold Butterfly Charm
  • Prima Art Basics Gel Medium
  • Prima Art Ingredients Mica Flake
  • Prima Chalkboard Paint - Egg Blue
  • Prima Flowers
  • Assorted Ribbon and Fabric Strips
  • Rolling Stamps
  • Colorbox Archival Dye Ink
  • ColorBox Crafter's Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Vintage Book and Dictionary Pages
  • Twine
  • Tombow Markers
  • Foam Paint Brush
Consider stamping faces onto book pages to make them easier to color (you won't have to worry about coloring the skin). You could totally do this on canvas too!

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  1. Jennifer, you make it look so easy! Love your bloom girl and I'm sure Jamie does too :)

  2. I love this - it is so soft and pretty. I also love the book paper as texture behind stamps!