A Royal Cover Up for the Beach

Here's a quick couple of techniques that you can use to make the portions of the Heidi Swapp folder album cover work for ANY theme.

You can place a base coat of Glimmer Mist onto the surface and quickly buff it off the surface to reveal the designs.  But what if the designs don't suit your theme?  Do a royal cover up!

After the first coat is dry, add a second coat, a bit heavier – and let it dry naturally.  The Glimmer Mist will adhere to the resist coating.  As long as you don't buff it off, it will adhere and make the designs more subtle.

You can also use a little bit of paper and decoration to obscure the design.   I have done this to the front cover.  As you can see, the front cover has a crest and lion.  Simply covering them with a small piece of patterned paper, perhaps a patterned transparency — and you can make it work for any theme.

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No longer royal – but a pretty swirly design surrounding your other items.

For the back cover, I'm using a combination of Glimmer Screens and Screen Print stamp to obscure the crown design.

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What crown?

The inside pages are blank, so let your imagination guide the designs.  Here are a few of mine from my Glimmering Beach Memories album in a tin workshop.

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Here is a closeup of one of the pages.

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And don't forget the other side of the pages!  By simply adding a scoring line, about one inch from the top of the hole-punched side, you can easily flip pages up to get more use out of them.

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Just remember their orientation when you are designing pages in case you want to make a scene like the beach scene I showed above.  Ask me how I know.  LOL.

This workshop as well as many others are being offered at several upcoming locations which are shown on the sidebar to the right.  For the next couple of months, this workshop is being offered at:

  • Saturday, August 7th – Stamper's Ink in Shawnee, KS
  • Saturday, Sept. 11th, Scrapbook Super Station in Butler, PA
  • Saturday, Sept. 25th, Scrapdoodles, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Sunday, Sept. 26th, Beach Scrapbooks, Virginia Beach, VA

See you on the road!
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