Barbara's My Life Mini Album
I saw a lot of acrylic albums on the 2peas website and decided to try one. I couldn’t think of another subject, so I decided I would make it about me since I recently retired at the age of 69.
How to make an acrylic album
I found 8 x 10 sheets of Plexiglas at Lowe’s for $1.58 each. My husband had the proper saw to cut them to 8 x 8 ½ inches (leaving the ½ for holes). He also rounded the right corners with a sanding tool. Each page is a portion of my life and the highlights of each. I used mostly black and white pictures and therefore stayed with black and white embellishments.
Scrapbook products used to embellish mini album
I used are Hambly overlays, rubons, Stazon ink, Stampin’ Up stamp, metal rings from Office Depot, ribbons (Michael’s) and glue dots. The most difficult part is trying to match pictures on each side of the page so there’s no white showing. I attempted to cover these spots with rub-ons or stamps.
I’ve seen several albums where people chose to cover the acrylic with paper. To me, that defeats the “see-through” look of the album. I enjoyed making this first one and would like to do more.
Carrollton (Dallas), Texas
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