Mini Album with Manda


Hello again, today I am sharing a mini album I made with December's Watermelon Gelato Scrapbook Kit. Mini albums are my new obsession, they are a great size for just documenting a single event and make fabulous gifts. I am going to walk you through the steps I did to make this (I didn't think to take pictures until I was done - sorry about that).

For this one I started with a pre-made wooden album which I got from a local craft store but you could easily make your own cover with some chipboard or thick card.
Next step was to adhere the patterned paper to the base, I cut the paper slightly bigger than the album just in case and then used modge-podge to stick it down, once it was dry I trimmed it down.
Next I took some white acrylic paint and a stiff paint brush and lightly painted over the patterned paper, you need to make sure you keep it thin because otherwise you will not be able to see the paper. Then I took a stencil and applied some texture paste. If you don't have a stencil you could cut one with your silhouette or even by hand. Then I added some watercolour paint when the paste was almost set to give the stencilled hearts some colour.
Once the base is complete you can get to decorating it. I cut a frame from the Dear Lizzy paper coloured it with some watercolours, then cut some of the transparency to make a sequin pocket. (These ones are from my own stash but there are some gorgeous wooden ones in the kit). Finally I tied the whole thing together with some seam binding I had laying around.

Hopefully this has given you some ideas to create your own mini using the December Kit. If you make one (or any other project with your Polly Kit) make sure to share it on our Facebook Page or on Instagram with #pollyscrap.

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