- 13 pieces of heavy 6x6 chipboard...or 26 pieces (that what I used
& glued them together)...or 26 pieces of 6x6 cardstock.
Depends on how heavy duty you want the book to be.
- Paint & gel medium.
- A couple of sheets of double sided 12x12 print paper.
- Some pre-made journaling spots.
- A journling pen.
- 26 photos from your grateful project...I printed mine 5x7 & cut them all down to 5 x 5 1/2.
- About two hours.
I used Collage Press paper & journaling spots...because I love them.
mixed paint with gel medium so I wouldn't have to seal the edges.
Plus, I like the look that it gives. The gel medium is white but
dries clear. It doesn't affect the color of your paint at
all. I mixed my paint on a non-stick craft mat. Because when
I'm done, I can just scrape it off & start over. I love that
about an inch all the way around all the chipboard pieces. One
side if you're gluing them together, both sides if you're not.
watching your paint dry, you can cut all your photos to 5 x 5 1/2 and
cut strips of pattern paper to 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. You'll need 26
Glue your chipboard together...if that's the way you're going. I used Art Institute Glue.
Cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of print paper for the cover. Liberally apply gel medium to the chipboard.
Lay your paper on top of all that gooey goodness & smooth it out with your hand.
I put my paper on, I actually go over the top with more multi
medium. It helps smooth it out & seals the top. A side
note, you can use Mod Podge, too. I just prefer the multi medium
for a variety of reasons: it dries quickly, I see little warping,
it doesn't bubble & it doesn't stink.
used Art Institute Glue & adhered all of my photos to all of the
chipboard. There's a little gap, because the photos aren't
square. That's where the 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch strips come in.
I did my journaling on these...or directly on the photo with a black Zig Millennium .05 tip pen.
a photo didn't fit one of the journaling spots & was too dark to
write on, I added white paint, let it dry & then wrote on that.
See, wrote write on the photo. Surprised even me :)
Ok. Now a few close ups:
Wrote right on the photo.
This one is my favorite of all the pages.
still have to bind my book. I'll be punching holes with the
Cropodile & adding large office rings to hold it together. May
even add a ribbon or two. The goal was to keep this simple and I
did that. And I like the outcome. Hope you do too!