Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Mini Album Update

Just giving you an update on my Things I Love mini album, I worked on it this past Sunday.  I had intended to do more but before I started creating I had to do some cleaning and organizing of my desk. UGH! Why don’t I clean things up when I’m done working!  I’m sharing a photo of my mess so you see how I left my workspace.  LOL.  The whole point of having my own Craft Studio is so that I can leave things just like this until I’m ready to get back to work.  But, this isn’t always productive!  I also wanted to share with you what I’m using to adhere the paper to the album cardboard pages.  I am using Claudine Hellmuth’s Studio multi-matte medium.  This stuff is magic and I was introduced to it by Tim Holtz at a class he taught this past summer which I was lucky enough to attend!  I also wanted to show you how I re-purposed some packaging.  I cut down the packaging that some embellishments came in and used them as pockets for some of the tags.  I applied ribbon to them and they look great and I love how it allows you to see what will be on the tag.  Sorry about the poor lighting in the photos, I haven’t loaded my Adobe Photoshop to my new laptop so couldn’t tweak them properly.  Hope you are having a great week!

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5 comments:

Jingle said...

That is looking great so far!

Brittany said...

Super cute!
I love pink and green. :)

Hugs!

LollyChops said...

I am going to be kicking myself for a long time for not attending that Tim Holtz class with you! So that stuff is kinda like glue then??? I thought it was just a paint. I am going to have to read up on it to see what else you can do with it.

I love the pic of your studio! It totally makes me laugh cause I love having my own space for the same reason. You can just stop and walk away and come back when you have time and are ready to do more creating!

Oh and I love how your mini album is coming out too! So pretty!

HUGS from Bedford!

Rozette said...

IT looks great! what do you the stuff in the jar for....inquiring minds want to know.

Rozette aka Fluffy

Nancy W said...

Hey Rozette! I use the matte medium to adhere the papers to the chipboard pages. It acts like a glue and also as a resist so when I used it with the book pages I wasn't super careful so that some of it got on to the front side and when I used my distress inks it would act like a resist and looks great! I must warn you all that it is super messy and when Tim Holtz had us use it for his project he made us wear gloves! GLOVES are a must! I also am sure to work over my craft sheet so I can clean it up easily. Thanks for the question!

And for Lolly, I meant to tell you that the other jars she sells are of paint. It's only the medium that I show that you can use as a glue.