Authentique. I've used papers from their Thrilling collection to create this Halloween themed album. I spent two very long evenings/nights working on this mini. When I mean long--I mean long...one night I started at around 6:00 am and didn't go to bed till about 2:00 am. Needless to say several cups of coffee were drunk during this lengthy craft session.
I wanted to give this mini that extra special touch since it's going to be used to store photos of my son's first Halloween. I plan on dressing him up as a little lion! :-) I can't wait for that photo session to begin!
All papers & sticker elements/embellishments used are from Authentique's Thriller collection. The chipboard binder is by Basically Bare & the paints used are by Art Anthology.
Orange twine was randomly placed behind all of my elements. To highlight some of the stenciled dots & a few dots from the background paper itself I've used Clear Dust Stickles.
First I brushed on the black paint in a pouncing motion & heat set it just a bit with my heat gun. I didn't dry it all the way. While the black paint was still fairly wet I pounced on the Frost paint. This pouncing motion with the brushes ended up giving me an almost granite effect. The paints have a touch of glitter to them so in person the seam has a shimmery look to it which really adds a nice touch.
The first type of page is a combination of a pocket & flip pages to store several photos. Here's the top which consists of one large pocket & can also be used to mat a photo. I've pulled out my tag just a bit so you can see it. By the way, the journaling tag is an element that I've cut out from the Forewarn paper of the Thrilling collection. Authentique's papers always seem to have elements on them that can be easily cut out & transformed into a tag.
This same page in turn flips out revealing yet another mat for a photo. So to summarize this one page holds at a minimum four photos, one large journaling tag & any additional tags or elements you may want to store in the inner smaller pocket.
Here's my second type of page. This one only has one flip page & one small pocket. The border seen on the right hand side is a small pocket.
The top smaller square on the left flips over revealing a secondary place for a photo--plus you have the base of the page for more photos & embellies.
The best part about ring binders--is that they're expandable! As you can see, I've barely begun--there aren't even any pictures in it & it's already fairly bulky because of the two mulberry flowers I've added to my large journaling tags. When complete--I'll be lucky if I can tie this mini closed in some way! :-)
I hope to find the time to create brief tutorials on how I created the two types of flip/pocket pages soon.
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!