Today we’re at the Crafts Need Blog with a simple fun tutorial. With some new wooden products at the store, making albums has become easy.
Today we’re using the cupcake wooden set and creating a fun album. This album is gender neutral.
- MDF Cupcake album base
- Papericious- The Vintage Attire
- Plaid Mod Podge Matte
- Fine Artist White Gesso
- Liquitex Glass Beads
- Art Basics White Crackle Paste
- Fevicrycl Acrylic Paints- Prussian Blue, Dark Brown
- Distress Ink- Walnut Stain
- Sand Paper- 320 gsm
- Inka Gold- Old silver and Turquoise
- Eno Greetings- 3 D stickers
- Bone folder
- Cutting mat
Step 1: Let’s begin with the pages of the album. Choose 4 12X12 sheets from the paper pack. On the back of each sheet, trace out the shape of the cupcake both front and back and cut.
Step 2: Spread a layer of mod podge on the base and adhere the paper. While doing this make sure you place the paper from the top and press is downward. Use a scrapper tool/an old credit card to do this. This will ensure that the entire surface is stuck to the base without bubbles. Do this to one side of all the four pages.
Step 3: Once done, turn the base around placing it on a cutting mat. Using a cutter, trim the excess paper. Sand the edges moving the sandpaper in a downward motion and then distress with walnut stain.
Step 4: Complete the other sides of the pages in the same manner.
Step 5: To make pockets for the pages, use the leftover pieces from the paper. Keep the base on the paper, trace the cup part and cut. Make sure to trace the whole and punch it out before you stick the pocket. Add glue to the bottom and side only on the edge and stick at the bottom part of the page. Run a bone folder inside the pocket to make sure it opens up.
Step 6: Let’s work on the cover page. To begin with, gesso the front of the page. Next, use the crackle paste and apply on the bottom part. On the top part, apply the glass beads texture and let dry.
Step 7: Using acrylic paint and a sponge add color to the cover. Use Inka gold to highlight the textures running over them with the finger. Paint the back of the cover as well.
Step 8: Complete all pages and decorate with stickers or other embellishments. Here’s a look at how we completed the pages.We also used some sheets from the paper pack and cut them to make photo mats and tags.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and are going to try making your own album.
Here’s a link to the store, you can choose from a variety of bases- http://www.craftsneed.com/laser-cut-outs