Paperclipping 140 – Accordian Spring Album

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Album Details

The Tinkering Ink Peekaboo Album I used doesn’t seem to be in stock anymore. Hopefully you’ll use something you already have anyway but if you’re looking for a mini with shapes punched out like mine, the closest thing I can find to it is this one, which is on clearance right now.

Album Color:
By experimenting, I got a lovely mottled yellow on my pages that reminds me of colored Easter eggs. You know how colored eggs never come out smooth and perfect like they do on the cover of magazines?. I love the uneven colored-eggs look on my pages. Here’s how I got it:

  • Painted 2 layers of Golden’s Gesso. (You could try white acrylic paint if you don’t have gesso).
  • Sprayed a layer of Lemon Meringue Glimmer Mist and blended it in.
  • Spritzed some uneven splotches of Lemon Grass Glimmer Mist. I rubbed the Lemon Grass with my blending tool. The foam applicator left a lot of “bubbling” in the mist, I think because of the gesso, and then set the bubbles and splotches with a heat tool.

Handmade flowers:
I made my large turquoise flower out of Tim Holtz Grunge Board. To color the petals I painted two layers of gesso, then sprayed and dried multiple layers of Patina Glimmer Mist.

It turns out that the gesso was not holding the Patina dye color, so it came out light, although very beautifully glimmery. Liz Hicks from Tattered Angels suggested using Making Memories Spotlight acrylic paint on chipboard or grunge board if you want the dye color to show more vibrantly.

The tiny paper flowers and the large flower were inspired by the artist, Alisa Burke. The orange paperclipped flower is from Paperclipping Episode #118, which is now archived, but available to our Members.

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  • 140!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Wow! You've made such a big project! But I'm not really a flowery girl :) I have quite a few in my stash but I hardly use them.

    Thanks for another great episode!

  • I've never been much of a flowery girl, either. I am lately, though, I
    guess, lol. Funny, because even saying that I am “lately” doesn't feel

    Thanks for the Congrats! I didn't even realized we'd made it to 140 yet. :)

  • rosann

    i love the mini book ideas and that grunge paper flower is gorgeous but looks like too much work lol.

  • TereAzua

    GORGEOUS flower!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Ha! That flower is one of those things you do when you're really in the mood to make something for the sake of making something because it's fun. I go back and forth between wanting to do simple projects and wanting to do more artsy technique-driven ones. Sometimes I feel like both so I do the simple ones while I'm waiting for stuff to dry on my artsy ones.

    BTW, the flower isn't as time consuming as it looks but event still, if you do other flowers instead, the whole book was really fast.