Technique Tuesday with Rachel Hall

Quick and Easy Fall Mini Album

Supplies Used:
Maya Road Coaster album
Yellow Paint
Orange Paint
Brown Paint (not pictured)
Leaf Punch
Patterned Paper
Ribbon (not pictured)
Flowers (not pictured)
Chipboard heart (not pictured)
Maya Road Sheers (not pictured)
Rhinestones (not pictured)
File or sand paper

To create this Quick and Easy Mini Album:

1.) Take album coaster pieces off of ball chain. Save the chipboard tag that is on it as well!

2.) Using the embossed cover piece, create a tree trunk template by using printer paper and a pencil and rubbing the pencil over the paper on top of the embossed piece. Cut out the trunk.

3.) Paint the chipboard coasters. Paint three of each the yellow and the orange. On your cover piece that is embossed, paint the tree trunk brown. Let dry. Sand or file edges for a distressed look. You can also sand the top of the embossed piece to let the design show through the paint.

4.) Using your template and your patterned paper, cut out ten tree trunks. Ink or distress if desired.

5.) Using your leaf punch, punch out leaves using a variety of patterned papers. Ink if desired.

6.) For the cover, add leaves where desired. I also added a heart to the trunk with a flower. Add your title.

7.) Using small prints (wallets for example), decorate your pages. Add leaves where desired and flowers, rhinestones and ribbon bits.

8.) Cover both sides of the small chipboard tag with patterned paper. Ink or distress edges and add embellishment of your choice.

9.) Using the ball chain, put your book together.

10.) Tie bits of your ribbon to the chain.


Thanks Rachel, this album is so perfect for fall!!

1 comment:

Kristin said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it hun!