Use these step-by-step instructions to make a clever mini scrapbook.
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Denise Lombardozzi demonstrates how to make mini scrapbooks.
Materials and Tools:
template for book
photocopied images on card stock
rubber alphabet stamps
Twinkling H2O watercolors
shallow pan for tape transfer
various paper scraps
UHU glue stick
Krylon silver leafing pen
Packing Tape Transfer
1. Select a picture. Place packing tape over the picture. Cut away excess tape that extends over the edge of the picture.
2. Burnish the tape to the picture creating a smooth solid bond and to remove air bubbles. Trim the picture to size.
3. Place the picture in a bowl of room-temperature water for approximately 15 minutes. The longer the picture soaks, the easier it is to remove the paper.
4. Remove the picture from the water and place it wrong side up on a freezer wrap protected surface. Gently rub to remove the paper. When all of the paper has been removed, the picture will have transferred to the tape and is now ready to be transferred to another surface .
5. There may be enough adhesive from the tape to allow it to adhere without further glue. If not, use a glue stick to adhere.
6. To remove any unwanted shine from the side facing up, scuff with a sanding block.
1. Choose two colors of Twinkling H2O watercolors to match the scrapbook paper that is used to cover the book.
2. Spritz Stonehenge paper with water to wet thoroughly. Brush the lighter color of watercolor over the surface, covering it. Flip the paper over and repeat. Flip the paper back over and apply the second watercolor over the first. Flip the paper over and repeat. Set it aside to dry.
3. Measure a 4-inch piece of bookbinding tape and paint it. Paint a piece of plain ribbon. Set aside.
1. Using templates, cut out two pieces of chipboard, a cover from scrapbook paper and four pages from dried painted paper.
2. Fold painted paper pages in half and run a bone folder over the crease. Affix the pages to a plain (unpainted) piece of bookbinding tape. Set aside.
3. Lay the cover scrapbook paper face down, coat it with thin layer of PVA and center the chipboard squares on the paper, leaving the spine open to apply pages. Fold the top flaps over onto the chipboard, then the bottom flap and side flaps. Flip it over and gently run the edge of a bone folder over the surface.
4. Apply painted bookbinding tape to the spine, going just over the edges to the inside of the cover.
5. Cover a slide mount with the same hand painted paper. Stamp a design on the slide mount and emboss.
7. Affix the pages to the spine (the back of the tape is very sticky) and lay open the two end pieces to be glued down to the inside covers, using a thin layer of PVA on covers and end pages.
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