Make a Wish Album, page three

Monday, August 15, 2011

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I’ve had many people ask about page protectors on this album. In most of the photos I’m sharing here on my blog, and in the video I do not have the protectors on the pages. The entries were required to have protectors for display at convention, and I have kept them on now that I have the album back at home.

The page protectors do not cover the interactive elements, of course, but they do keep the storybook safe from handling. I sliced, diced, taped and sewed the protectors to get them to accommodate the pages, so they’re not perfect but they do the job.

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You can see the sewing on the above page protector.

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Just to set the record straight, the globe above is all hand-cut with an X-acto. Yes, more hand-cutting. Whew! I should get a commission from X-acto for all the free advertising on my blog.

One of the “challenges” in the contest was to create a page using no B&T paper (pre-printed patterned paper) but we could use stamps to create our own patterns. The globe has many layers of stamping using several different sets. I use a technique I call “bad stamping” when I’m layering images. I don’t press fully on the stamp when inking or stamping, to create partial or faded images.

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The ship is adapted from a pattern by Robert Sabuda, one of the best pop-up artists and paper engineers in the world. You can get the ship pattern for free, here.

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I love how the big flourish stamp fits perfectly as the wake of the boat. I created the waves by tearing, distressing and edge-rolling Lagoon colored cardstock, then painting the edges with adhesive and dipping in glitter.

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More embellishment clusters. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to keep track of the products used in this project, or even use currently available products. As long as it’s all CTMH, it’s good. And I have plenty of CTMH products, you can be sure of that!

6 comments:

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Gosh, there are soooo many details to drool over. Love this double page, too!

Mel said...

It is hard to pick a favorite part of any of these pages... there is so much and it's all so great. I love the stamping to create texture on the continents. It is subtle but adds such a rich look. It is hard to believe that there is no patterned paper.
I can't wait to see tomorrow's page and I am so grateful that you are sharing these in such detail.

Joe Rotella said...

Fantastic! I love interactive works...and I'm especially excited to see how you altered the page protectors!! So many folks are afraid to do anything except what fits in a full size protector. BRAVO! And Robert Sabuda...well, he's my hero. Beautiful project!

Mare said...

Again, love the wonderful-ness of this page. I'd have a hard time deciding what page I loved most!!!! I'm very humbled by your generosity in sharing so much!! Thank you!!! I can't wait to see how you did the page using Studio J. Wasn't that a requirement, too?

Debbie TIbbetts said...

Absolutely a beautiful work of art ! Did you know that your Seal a Meal works wonderfully on Cut Flip Flaps ... COngrats to you Tresa .. I always am inspired by your work !!!!!!!!!!!

wendyp said...

wow! That globe and boat are absolutely incredible!!!

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