Monday, April 18, 2016

MINI ALBUM COVERS tutorial by Asmah

Hi everyone! 
Asmah is back with a "from-nothing-to-something" mini album that is made from scratch. In this tutorial I would like to show you how I did the cover and back pages by upcycling chipboard from an old office file.
Without further ado, let's get started and enjoy with a latte.
 1.  I used a chipboard from an office ring binder file cut into 4x6 inches.
2 & 3. Make two holes with crop-a-dile.
4. Gathered waste not want not scraps, lace, trims, drywall tape, tulle, strings and cheesecloth or just anything you want to build up textures.
5. Glue down torn paper scraps with glue.
6. Randomly adhere the elements. The strings are rolled up to form flowers and later tucked in with tulle.
 7. Apply gesso all over the texture. I let dry under the sun.
8. I used big bloom factory large ARTplorations stencil to create some nice patterns by applying modeling paste.
9. The messy part begins with playing water colors, spritzing water to let them run through the textures and paste.
10&11. Before I started mess up the covers with colors, I applied glue on certain areas. Then I sprinkle glitter over the glue and shake the unglued access off the covers back into the bottle.
I used patchwork frenzy graphic pentagons stamps to stamp the covers randomly for additional interest. Lastly a bold sentiments create stamp is used to create the title for this mini album adorned with some trendy butterflies, seed beads and sequins.
 I tied the covers up together with fancy yarn.
That's it for today. Hopefully my humble mini album covers give you some inspirations to reduce your stash. I shall be back again next month with another tutorial.
Have a good day.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Wow so colourful and so full of texture. Thank you so much for the fabulous inspiration, the step by step and loved seeing how it started and how it finished...fabulous x

  2. Loved and the way you have created textures on it !Thanks for sharing :)

  3. All your layered textures and colors are so beautiful and creative. Your photo tutorial is so helpful. On my to do list. TFS Asmah


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