"Kawaii" Mini Album

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be working with DeeDee and the rest of the talented gang over at UmWowStudio.  I love chipboard and I especially LOVE laser cut chipboard.  Throw some awesome UmWowStudio chipboard together with a divine Punky Sprouts mini album and you end up with messy fun and a treasured keepsake.

I made this mini album from my sister and my niece and since she is such a ham, I wanted to use fun and bright colors.

Here's the inside of the album

Want to see what I did with the fabulous chipboard?  The butterfly on the cover is pretty straightforward.  I left the layers as they were meant to be then painted the top layer with gesso and applied a fine iridescent glitter.

For this butterfly, I applied a coat of gesso then sprayed it with some Color Shine in "Georgia Peach".  When it was almost dried, I added a layer of glass bead gel.

For the floral embellishment, I decided to try and layer a couple different mediums.  The base layer is gesso then acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dried, I added blue glitter onto the flowers.  Here's where the fun is.  For the stems, I added a layer or Bombay India Ink.  Talk about color enhancement!

This star looks really cool.  It looks like it's covered in lace but it's not. That is washi tape!  I just taped over the star then trimmed the edges.

Can you tell I love playing with the chipboard?  There's really so many ways to alter it.  Just dive in and get messy!


Chipboard:  UmWowStudio
Album:  Punky Sprouts
Paper: Basic Grey, Sassafras Lass
Ribbon/Fibers:  May Arts
Embellishments:  Basic Grey, Sassfras Lass, Studio Calico
Paints, Mists, Mediums:  Art Anthology, Golden, Heidi Swapp, GlobeCraft & Piccolo
Tools:  WRMK Cinch