Shabby Mini Album

Shabby Mini Album

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 20th 2019

Hi it's Brenda here with you today. I have been having fun making this small shabby mini album with painted lace covers and some small collage panels inside. The album is a brand new from Tando Creative and being launched in March.

Using lace as the texture for my front cover proved to be a great way of getting the shabby chic effects I wanted and it really didn’t take too long.

Items Needed:


Take the mini boards and using DecoArt Media Matte Medium glue some lace onto the outer covers. Let dry naturally or speed the process up with a heat gun.

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Add a fine layer of DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste in the gaps between each row of lace and again dry.

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Take the cover boards and the page inserts and paint everything with a coat of White Gesso on both sides.

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When everything is bone dry sand the edges and any rough spots then use a natural sponge to blend over a neutral palette of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints mixing the colours on the project spritzing and blending them together with a babywipe as you go. Dry each layer before adding another. I used Burnt Umber, Titanium White and Titan Buff.

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Because I wanted the next layer of watery paint to seep into the recesses and not into the lace I gave the covers a couple of coats of Matte Medium. When they were dry I dipped and spritzed the washes over them then took some time to add the colours directly into the recesses with a small brush heat drying as I went.

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Now came the time to add embellishments to the front cover…..

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….and to add some collages to each of the pages and some uplifting words.

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Once assembled I added some American seam binding to tie it together.

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Thanks for popping in today. Please let us know if you try this out.

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Hugs Brenda xxx