Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Experimenting with acrylic

Not nails ... an acrylic album! I finally got all of my stuff in the right place & started putting an album together to commemorate our 4th of July weekend visit to my aunt, uncle, and cousin last year, who live in/near Minneapolis/St. Paul! Here it is!

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It required a lot of thought and planning, keeping in mind what would be showing through on the back side (double sided patterned paper did make that part easier), and I had to forego using my fave embellishment: mini-brads, both because I couldn't punch through the acrylic, and also because I was concerned the brad-heads would make an impact on the opposite page, given the weight of the acrylic "sheets". Still, a fun project!

10 comments:

kaj said...

That looks very cool. I, myself, have not ventured into the world of acrylic.

Diane said...

What a great book! Definitely something to add to my "to try" list.

Sara said...

Awesome album! I haven't been gusty enough to do acrylic... this gives me some ides though! TFS!!

Kat said...

Awesome! I've not tried anything acrylic myself yet (apart from "ghost shapes/letters") but it's on my list to try.

Tinkersdamn said...

Acrylic is next on my list of things to try... esp since I just bought a bunch of alchohol inks!
Fab album- I haven't been to Minneapolis in years (that's not strictly true, I was there 8 or 9 days ago, but airports don't count).

scrapperjen said...

FANTASTIC! I love it!

Sarah said...

Wow, that must have taken a while to organise. It's an album and a half!

Mel said...

Excellent!! The girl made one from her trip to India last year--maps, other 'stuff' she picked up along the way. She did a good job and it was really awesome to wade through.

Trees said...

Just beautiful! So much work, well worth it!

Anonymous said...

WTF? No pic of me in my tighty whities in the front yard? For shame! Glad you enjoyed your visit. xoxoxox