Here's a first approach of binding a mini album with a book ring with Sylvie who made a lovely album with the Gelli Art plate and PaperArtsy paints and stamps.
Here's some of the pictures, but there will be more on her blog
Use several white cardstocks to make different backgrounds.
Use the Gelli Art plate, a brayer and a selection of paints (here Fresco Finish)
Choose different masks to add patterns to your background.
Try to layer them for different looks
I then cut 8 circles in cardboard and 16 circles from the GelliArt backgrounds I had made.
Glue the backgrounds on the cardboard and punch a circle in each of them to add the ring later
Use masks and Grunge Paste to add texture.
Once dry, use Distress inks to add touches of colour
On the other side, I stamped the PaperArtsy JOFY images with black Archival ink and painted them with Fresco Finish paints.
I then covered them with a layer of Fresco Finish Metallic Glaze.
I bound the circles with the ring to make a mini album and added ribbons.
You can then add your favourite pictures and this will make a perfect little gift
I used :
Gelli Arts: Gel printing plate 8x10
PaperArtsy Fresco finish paints (Guacamole, Mermaid, Lilac, Snowflake, Sherbet, Claret, Hey Pesto, Autumn Fire,South Pacific, Zesty Zing)
PaperArtsy Jolly collection: stamps 10-11-12
Imagination Crafts stencils: Bay Leaf
The Crafters Workshop templates: Cornflowers, Harlequin
Artemio Ribbons: Flowers, street, girl
Tando Masks: Distorted hive
Andy Skinner designs Masks: 12x3 burning
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints: Metallic glaze
Archival ink pads: Jet Black
See you tomorrow