Good morning everyone. I decided to play around with Basically Bare’s Simply Shapely album. It has several different surfaces to work with and like all Basically Bare albums, is a joy to work with.
I used the Authentique Abroad Collection for this mini album. I papered the front, stenciled on a fern using embossing paste I colored with Rainbow Ink. I then scattered some Prima flowers around the fern. I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to cover up the white edge.
I papered both of these pages and then painted a Basically Bare Fleur de Lis (discontinued) with Art Anthology Satin Sheen Gold. The stickers come from the Abroad Collection.
The left side of the page was papered and then I added a globe I cut using Sixxiz's Mini Globe die and Paper Binderie. I used Art Anthology Kona, Faded Jeans and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks, and black acrylic paint to color the globe. I left the Basically Bare Retro Arrow black and then added word stickers from the Abroad Collection. The arrow is outlined with a white gel pen. For the right side, I stenciled some mini art deco leaves using Art Anthology Kona Velvet paint.
The left side was sprayed using Art Anthology Studio Blue and Sangria Colorations, then randomly stamped with a script stamp I had. I added stenciling using a mini quatrefoil stencil and Art Anthology Reef Velvet Paint. The opposite page was papered and I added a Sizzix diecut mini fan cut from Paper Binderie that I painted with black acrylic paint and Pewter Distress Paint.
More paper and stickers from the Abroad Collection along with some vintage game pieces I had on hand. I used alcohol inks to color the acrylic page.
I stenciled the left side (acrylic) with a mini rustic paint stencil and translucent embossing paste I colored with bronze ink. The right side (canvas) was sprayed with Art Anthology Colorations in Denim, Paprika, and Cinnamon Twist. I then used a chicken wire stencil and black embossing paste to finish the page.
For the left side canvas page, I sprayed Art Anthology Patience, Warm, and Plush Colorations then stenciled over that with clear embossing paste and a mini zinnia stencil. I highlighted the stenciled area with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. The translucent paste allows the colors of the sprayed canvas to show through, an effect I love.
I papered the back, then added a diecute mini jalopy I colored with Art Anthology Desire Velvet.
Mini albums are so much fun. There is so much you can do with each of the pages, and with such a wide assortment of surfaces to work with (cardboard, acrylic, canvas, chipboard) you can try out or use a lot of techniques.
Basically Bare: Simply Shapely mini album, Fleur de Lis (discontinued), Retro Arrows, and Paper Binderie
Art Anthology: Studio Blue, Sangria, Denim, Paprika, Cinnamon Twist, Patience, Warm, Plush Colorations; Truffle, Kona, Reef and Desire Velvet; Satin Sheen Gold Sorbet
TCW Stencils: Mini Zinnia, Mini Fern, Mini Rustic Paint, Mini Quatrefoil, Reversed Mini Chicken Wire, Mini Art Deco Leaves
Studio 490: Black and Transparent Embossing Paste
Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn
Distress Paint: Brushed Pewter
Sizzix: Mini Jalopy, Mini Globe, Mini Fan
Authentique Abroad Collection