Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sand of Time Acetate/Transparency Mini Book

Some pictures just tell the whole story. Well, I guess it helps if you are the mom that took the photos. All the feelings of the moment just come rushing back to you. I wanted to tell a little more of a story about my son Jack in a little mini book. I also wanted to play around with acetate a little more. I overlayed each page in transparency sheets and used StazOn ink on them. I love the way the stamped images float over the top of the pictures, leaving them untouched underneath. (See more of my "You" book in my gallery.)

I used The Angel Company's Sands of Time collection and bound the book with the Zutter Bind it All.
The alphabet stickers I used come with the paper and the stamps are from Artsy Elements JustANote(Hostess Set) and This Boy. I did sponge the stickers a little with ink so they were just the right color. I love that trick! I like how the stickers are repositionable, but when I have them right where I want them and I want them to stay put, I add a little adhesive. Designer Dries Clear has a nice small applicator tip for this.

I wanted clear covers that were a little more sturdy, so I used the clear plastic from the clamshell boxes our stamps come in. The top of the box can make a very cool memo board like the one Heather showed us how to make at the Winter Roundup, so I cut out my covers from the bottom of the box.

Stamping on acetate takes a little practice, but I love the results. If the stamp slides a little or you get a smudge, it's actually easy to fix with TAC's stamp cleaner. Even StazOn wipes right off! Hopefully this will inspire you to give it a try. Be sure to post a comment with a link to your creations!


Angela K said...

Great project! Love your work!!

Nancy Grant said...

Amazing creation!!!! INSPIRING!!


Seleise said...

groovy!!! Heather said on her blog that you had a fabulous project and she was right! Great idea!

Bridgett said...

I saw a link to this project from Heather's blog. I have to tell you that I am so inspired! This is awesome! I started scrapbooking almost 10 years ago and I did well for a while but haven't kept it up. I always feel guilty because I don't work on big scrapbook projects but this little book you made for Jack is just perfect for making my kids mini books! I love the concept and definitely want to try this out. You've done it again! YOU INSPIRE ME!!!!!!!!!