March 13, 2015

Victorian Spring

With the harsh Winter at our heels and Spring just around the corner, I am pleased to share with you this beautiful Graphics 45 paper collection "Sweet Sentiments".  I especially love this album since I began a career in the crafts industry with decoupage and this certainly brought me back to my roots. Traditionally this technique was called "Paiper Toile", we used to call it 3D decoupage, now it is called fussy cutting - whatever your title, enjoy the process.  This project was originally published in Somerset Holidays & Celebrations 2012 - hope you are inspired and enjoy!

Victorian Spring

This book was made using a 8" x 8" Graphic 45 easel back album.  Disassemble the album by removing the coil, removing pages (set aside), then use a craft knife to cut apart the spine as shown below.  Cover the cut sides with tissue tape then paint desired acrylic color - dry.

Three 8" x 8" prints were used from the Graphic 45 "Sweet Sentiments" collection. The first print is your background and has a white round paper doily (with doily center cut out), layered and glued onto the center background print.  Cut apart, glue and layer the remaining two prints, one section at a time, to achieve the desired 3D effect.  The layers are spaced/separated with white foam dots/squares. When all was dry, add a bit of crystal Stickle on the fairy/angel and butterfly wings.

Once your cover is finished, you may choose to frame it seperately or reassemble with pages into a album to enjoy photos of family, friends and special Easter egg hunts with the children. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and please share your comments and this site with like minded friends.Wishing you and yours a warm Winter and a beautiful Spring.

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