Feb 1, 2018

PaperArtsy Scrapcosy Nautical Fish Stamps Mini Album Tutorial


Hi friends!  Today is our sixth challenge at Mini Album Makers!  Woo hoo!  My blog baby is half a year old now.  Awe!  :)  We have an exciting giveaway going on, so do hop on over and check out the blog.  My fabulous design team has created the most beautiful array of albums for our February challenge.  I hope you will pay them a visit and leave them some comment love.


Our giveaway ends on Valentine's Day, so don't delay in joining in!  One lucky winner will receive a $25 giftcard to the Funkie Junkie Boutique!


I created a small album, perfect for stamped, collaged, mixed media pages.  I've filled my album with images from the new PaperArtsy E³ {Scrapcosy} collection, just released at Creativation.  These wonderful nautical themed sea stamps designed by Raquel of Scrapcosy are so much fun to play with!  Check with your local stockist for this release.


The album measures 5 3/4 x 4" and has a beautifully curved spine with a 1/4" page gap for all of your embellishments and layers.


To start, I cut 6 watercolor pages to 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 and scored at 3 3/4 and 4".  I then used my gelli printing plate and a beautiful array of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Arylics {Blue Glass} {Inky Pool} {China} {Jade} and {Blue Oyster} beginning with the darkest color and working to the lightest color.  After these were printed, I dipped each panel into watery Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo.


Next, I glued the backs of the pages together to form my book.  Then I used three strips of Graffers tape to secure the edges.  This tape is similar to duct tape, but has a cloth weaving and is a matte finish.


I cut my cover boards to 5 3/4 x 3 7/8" and my spine to 5 3/4 x 3".  I scored the entire spine at every score mark on my scoreboard.  Then I glued one half inch of each side of the spine to the cover boards, using my mat as a guide.


Next, I cut a piece of vintage ticking fabric large enough to wrap around my covers.  I have learned from previous books that it is best to do any wet media before wrapping, as to not warp your cover boards.  So I sprinkled A Bit Jaded and In the Navy Infusions powders onto my fabric, then spritzed with water to move the color around and dried the panel before wrapping.


I applied glue to the top and bottom of my inside cover and wrapped the fabric nice and taught, then mitered the corners and wrapped from left to wright.  Note: I did not add any glue to the outside of the covers.  This way no glue will show on the outside of your book and what shows inside will be hidden when you assemble the pages.


The last step is to glue the pages in place.  Align the first page with a 1/8" margin inside the front cover, then repeat with the last page.  Note: the spine is not glued, only the first and last pages.  I collaged each page before assembly.  Here are the pages...






All of the stamps and stencils are by PaperArtsy and the circle rings are dies from our sponsor Seth Apter.  The tan geometric stamp is part of Seth's new release for PaperArtsy.







I hope you've enjoyed seeing these stamps in action.  This album was sooooo much fun to make!  In fact, I have already made a second one!  :)  Join me on the Mini Album Makers Challenge blog on Valentine's day for a second tutorial on using designer paper with this album, as I share a Tim Holtz Valentine album.  We would love for you to play along in our current challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Lindy's Stamp Gang.  We have tons of tutorials on the blog and encourage you to use those in your entries.  Thanks for visiting, Autumn



Join our February Mini Album Makers challenge HERE!


Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 10 (ESC10)

Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 11 (ESC11)

Eclectica³ Scrapcosy Set 12 (ESC12)

PaperArtsy Stencil 093 (PS093)

To see my sneak peek ATC post on the PaperArtsy blog with these beautiful stamps click HERE.


To view the launch posts by Raquel click HERE and by Marissa click HERE.

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36 comments:

Maxine D said...

Wow - autumn this is fantastic - so much texture and dimension and all done on such a limited colour palette. You really are gifted when it comes to these albums
Blessings
Maxine

Maryann Laursen said...

This is such a gorgeous album, and I really love both the colors and the stamps you´ve used here. Sinply gorgeous.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Another amazing show of those fabulous PaperArtsy stamps. You really are producing magic with them Autumn. Love the media used on your cover to create your underwater scene, a glorious match of colours. Thank you for sharing another beauty!!
Big Hugs Tracey xx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its wonderful Album fresh sea theme :)

Lois Wyche said...

OMG! What a fantastic array of layers, colors and texture. I am so impressed with this project. You always do fabulous work and I enjoy viewing it.

Marty Fishman said...

This is so darn cute, Autumn, and I love your beautiful gelli printed backgrounds. I have been playing with my gelli plate this week and need LOTS more practice. I love the stamps you used to finish this and the fabric cover is perfect! Love the size of your album, too. Looks like you had so much fun making this cutie. Thank you for the tutorial, too. Hugs!!

Dorthe said...

Oh it is gorgeous, Autumn,- love your pages, and the way you constructed this book- thank you for showing, dear.
Hugs, Dorthe

Mac Mable said...

What an absolute joy to pop in and be amazed x Stunning project and as always tons of wonderful inspiration x Fabulous and thank you for the step by step x

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! I love the amazing texture and the awesome stamps you used!! It's so fun seeing how it came together, too!! Spectacular, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Autumn, this is out of this world gorgeous!!! The cover is stunning and I absolutely and totally adore the inside pages, - such fantastic pages and totally wonderful techniques with thse stunning stamps, a fantastic album!!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Totally love this fabric covered mini! I laughed that we sort of did the same binding, but yours turned out so much better than mine! Those darn flimsy envelopes tripped me up! LOL This is just stunning, Autumn. You really are the mistress of mixed media minis...say that 4 times fast. hee hee Hugs, my friend!

Wanda Hentges said...

Autumn, your book is absolutely fabulous!!! Every detail is just wonderful!!!

Kate said...

This is so beautiful and magical! I am loving every single page Autumn. I can't wait to start creating with this stamp set now.
Kate

MixedMedia Vero said...

Love the marine theme of the album! And the cover is gorgeous!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful, inspiring art, and a great tutorial Autumn!
Alison xox

Nancy Wethington said...

Another beautiful mini Autumn! Love the theme and the stamps you used. The stenciling is perfect for this book.

Jackie P Neal said...

How totally COOL and absolutely divine Autumn!!!
I just love these pages and the fabulous textures and elements you have added- brilliant!!
Where do you find this gaffer tape? Curious minds...
Check your email,sent you one.
Really planning on joining this time!
hugs,Jackie

ps...you certainly rock those stamps!! xoxo

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Thanks so much for the love Jackie! Graffer's tape is used to secure cords to carpet to avoid a trip hazard and doesn't leave a nasty residue when removed like duct tape would. I've seen it on Amazon (a little pricey) and figure you can get it at the hardware store too. Best of luck with finishing your project! Hugs, Autumn

Connie Mercer said...

You blow me away~ the book i s amazing and so are you!! So creative!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful , love the nautical / sea theme and the colours work perfectly . Beautiful front cover and I love how you embellished. Tracy x

Karen said...

Love this mini Autumn!! So excited to get my hands on these stamps. I saw them at Creativation and they are stunning. You have done wonders with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful little album Autumn! LOVE the colors, the ticking cover, and all the great stampings/stencils you used - thanks for all the details about how you put this together! Julia xx

Redanne said...

I feel like I am so late but I wanted to spend time looking at this gorgeous creation Autumn. The stamps are incredible and I love how you used them, especially the fabulous octopus and the beautiful seahorse. Your painty gel print backgrounds look wonderful, the perfect colours for an undersea adventure. I just adore this album and now I 'need' some of those stamps!! Hugs, Anne xx

Raquel Burillo said...

Wow! What can I say? You've done magic with my stamps! It looks absolutely beautiful. I love the colours, the composition and everything you've done. I'll look for that tape, it looks perfect for binding! Thanks for sharing this great project. Big hug!!
Raquel xxx

Nicie Ibarra said...

Love, love, love everything about your mini album! Thank you so much for the great detailed tutorial. I have to give it a try.

Helen Wallace said...

I'm a huge fan of Paper Artsy products and your mini book showcases them to perfection. Love the ticking fabric cover. I used to sleep on a mattress made of that material when I was a child! The marine life is delightful and I especially love the seahorse. Magnificent work.

Seth said...

This is spectacular Autumn. I am loving the color choices and all that texture and embellishment on the cover!

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Wow what a stunner!! I love how you did this every step was fascinating!!

butterfly said...

Simply glorious, Autumn! Every page reveals another underwater wonder world - brilliant use of the new Scrapcosy stamps and scrumptious textures and dimension throughout - especially on that spectacular cover. Big WOW from me!
Alison x

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this is amazing! I LOVE the textures and fantastic dimension! Gorgeous details!!!! I wish I had more time to get in my craft room~your inspiration is over the top! LOVE this!
Hugs,
Sherrie k

Nora said...

Love this binding system! Gorgeous creation! Thank you very much for sharing! Hugs...

Sara Barker said...

Autumn, are you SURE you're not a mermaid? Each page is this lovely album makes me feel as if I am really underwater, floating among the sea life! You have done such an amazing job of showcasing these stamps, you have convinced even me that they should be in my stash! (I'm not a fish person.) The die cut bubbles and Seth's new stamp fit in perfectly on your awesome pages. Great tutorial with lots of tips! I just may make an album one of these days! Sending great big hugs!

Инна Бронникова said...

How beautiful! Gorgeous work, beautiful colors. Marine mood is very clearly visible. Hugs, Inna

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your project is so cool - love the seashore theme and how every detail is so perfectly completed. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Teresa Kline said...

wow, awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Anne H. said...

Wow - this is stunning!
Beautiful colors and I love all the details!
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.
Anne

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