Last week, in my book review, I gushed about the inspiration I gained from Lois Ehlert's The Scraps Book. Wanting to experiment with elements from Ehlert's signature style, I decided to create a mini album. It's still a work in progress, but I'm excited to show you what I've done on it so far. The specific elements from Ehlert's style that I want to incorporate into my mini are: 1. bold, colorful shapes, and 2. collage of household items.
I'm making the album pages from upcycled "Simply Delish" dessert boxes. After gessoing and/or painting both sides of the cardboard, I'm creating collaged backgrounds using household items. See if you can spot some of the materials I used in the following detail shots.
In the photo above, you can see stamping with two types of bubble wrap--regular and jumbo. I love the "crackle" effect on the jumbo bubbles.
I used colorful scraps of gift tissue, as well as a scrap of ribbon, on the page above. You may also be able to spot scraps torn from an extra coffee shop napkin on all of my pages.
The flocked design on an old Easter egg card turned out to be a great stamp for the two pages in the above photo.
I'm really excited about this album. It's nice to be able to run with a fresh source of inspiration...something a little bit different, yet still right up my alley. My next step, after I finish collaging the pages and adding a thin topcoat of paint, will be to add photos, journaling, and further embellishment. Once I have the whole book assembled, I'll share the finished product with you in another post. So, stay tuned. And thanks for visiting my blog today!