Saturday, August 30, 2008

Title Page

Today I am going to share with you a couple of pages from the wedding guest book that I posted about yesterday. It's nice to see that folks do actually visit my site – thanks, Ann for your sweet comment from yesterday's post. You asked to see some of the inside pages and here you go. Gavin and Sara had emailed me some of their photos to include in their album, so I got to make this more like a scrapbook. I printed all the photos with a matte finish photo paper here at home. I wanted them to look more like paper and it was easier to add the softness to the edges using ink and paint.

  • I began the pages by taking whisper white cardstock and painting them with a mixture of sapphire colored acrylic paint, some gesso and thinned it a little with water. I painted it all on each (front and back) using random strokes.

  • All the text was done on my computer using the English font that I downloaded from my favorite free font site. I printed it all on transparent sticker sheets from Avery. I always stick the sticker on the paper before I punched or cut circles. When I wanted the font to show up on the dark cardstock I stuck the words onto whisper white paper, cut that out by hand then stuck it on the page with Snail adhesive. You can see that here on the black circle.

  • Before I bound the book together (after all the pages were done) I took all the pages and stacked them together then wrapped them with a piece of white mulberry paper (from Stampin' Up!) so that it would look nice when looking at the spine of the book.

  • As I posted yesterday, the cover of the book is the 9 x 9 On Board Book Basics from Stampin' Up! I covered the inside with textured basic gray cardstock from SU. The 1st page of the book is mulberry paper. You can see it on the right of the photo a little.

  • For the cover page I stamped the swirls from Autumn Leaves onto the page with Palette Black ink.

  • I cut various circles using my coluzzle to mat the pictures and text. A little side note here: I had forgotten my cutting mat for my coluzzle in my hasty packing for vacation – I found that a folded piece of paper towel under my cardstock works well for cutting your coluzzle shapes when in a pinch.
  • Before placing the photo and text circles on to their circle mats, I sponged the edges with their coordinating colors. For the picture I used basic gray.

  • To finish the page I sponged basic gray around the edges of the entire page.

I have lots to get to today. I will post more pages next time.

Thanks for stopping by!


Ann August 31, 2008 at 7:00:00 PM EDT  

Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more!
Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
Ann :)

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