So my latest project has me going in a new direction. Bookmaking, mini albums and pop-up books! I was searching for alternative methods for journal making and stumbled across the world of mini albums. I have never been a scrapbooker so this is all new to me. And let me tell you there is some creative stuff happening in this whole scrapbooking/mini album/paper crafting world!
What first pulled me in was this creation from Anne Rostad of Anne's Paper Creations. I was amazed and captivated. And I made a book using her technique - including a simple pop-up. Then I moved on to other videos by Anne. I made a card and tried another album format. There are a ton of videos. She is so generous with all of her tutorials.
But Anne also introduced me to a paper company called Graphic 45. Now you may be well aware of this company, but this was my first time. Never have I seen paper designs like this. I saw the "Beneath the Sea" paper and I was smitten!
Then the Graphic 45 blog led me to this tutorial by Einat Kessler for a small pop-up book. And it was at that point that I knew what I wanted to do with this mermaid-inspired paper line! Thank you Einat.
So I started working on the book you see in these photos. Three pages. I added some of my own embellishments including some hand painted flowers.
This is such fun paper with the steampunk/mermaid theme. I am still putting the finishing touches on the book.
But being inspired again by another tutorial by Anne. I am also in the midst of making a little chipboard house (box) to hold the book.
Still a good bit to do on the house. The roof comes off to allow access to the book. I'm using some of my hand painted/gelli printed papers for the windows.
Are you familiar with Graphic 45 and mini albums? Or is this all new to you too?
I hope you are having a creative week! I'd love to see what you have been up to.
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