Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mini Album of Love

Hello, Kisha here today and I have a mini album cover to share with you today. This is a premade album that I will continue to lightly embellish throughout, and give as a baby gift.
The Unique Laser Designs wood embellishments used for this project are:


I began my project by of course adding more pattern print layers and paper doilies. Although the book is covered with prints, I still like a bit of dimension. I also added a thin layer of gesso atop the layers just in case I decide to add ink in the end.

I chose to do a mild crackle finish on the Custom Wooden Doily. To create this finish, use a dark acrylic paint coat of your choice as your first layer. Allow that layer to dry, then

Add a coat of any white glue, while still tacky add your top lighter coat of acrylic paint.

Once you begin the drying process you should begin seeing the crackle effect.

Now let's continue to build those layers of embellishments. *NOTE* I used the same technique on the Love Script.


Here's the final look of the mini album.

Art Ingredients:
Heidi Swapp Memory Files Mini Album
Pattern Paper
Paper and Crochet Doilies
Lace and Seam Binding
Heidi Swapp Butterflies
Heidi Swapp Color Mist


  1. Kisha, you have inspired me! I have three baby books to make. I would love to see the finished book if possible. Great job and that doily, must have! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  2. Lovin' it, Kisha! I see that Heidi Swapp album. LOVE!