|To show us all how we might make our own clear mini book I have enlisted the help of Kim Fox, a native Ohio-ian with a passion for card making who is slowly being lured across to the dark side to make scrapbook mini albums. This is a mini album that she made from products that she picked up cheap from local hardware and hobby stores.
What inspired you to make an album from plexiglass
I was checking out the discussions on 2Peas; they seemed so fun and creative. I don't scrapbook, I really just make cards and alter some projects. The acrylic album was my first project with photos and my first venture into any type of scrapbooking
Where did you purchase the plexiglass
Bought a 8"x10" sheet from Hobby Lobby for 99c each
How thick was the plexiglass
The thickness of a cd case
How did you cut it
Fiskars Euro Trimmer
Where did you get the book rings:
used Karen Foster loose leaf rings but WalMart in the office
supply area sell 5 for 97c
What adhesives did you use?
Elmer's Craft Bond Spray Glue along with glue dots and tape adhesive
You don't have to use a spray-on adhesive (though I did); you could just use adhesive that you have, like glue dots, and if it shows through on the other side, just cover that up w/an embellishment!
What products do you think work best with acrylic albums?
I used some staz-on ink, but I like they acrylic paint best; oh and rubons too
Note. other great products to use include: foam or rubber stamps, heat embossing, adhesive
bling - like the stuff you buy for mobile phone, Stickers, Heidi swapp masks
Where is the best place in your opinion to buy these supplies?
--try a variety of stores and see what you can come across; that's the beauty of crafting - giving projects your own personal touch. I like the idea of recycling, so if I come across anything that I can reuse, I will.
--If you have to go to a traditional store, just mill around and see what they have to offer that is similar to the acrylic (keeping in mind that you may want to punch holes through it)
--if you go to a hardware/home improvement store, I recommend printing out a photo/picture to carry along to give the store/people who are assisting you an idea of what you want to do
--the embellishments should come from your stash or you can purchase supplies to fit your theme, just as you would other projects
--I really like my finished project, especially for my first album. It was a challenge to coordinate the book. I was very conscious of what was on both sides of the pages. I did not just want to use paper to cover up nearly the entire page
Where else can we find your work
2peas gallery (note 2peas site was down at the time this newsletter was sent so you may need to try again later)
Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous album with us Kim.
Check out our
gallery to see the rest of Kim's clear mini album.
here for full instructions on how you can make your own Acrylic mini album
+ more hints and tips.