I created this highly embellished Steampunk Album in the Tim Holtz style.
It has a cover plus five pages, three with pockets and pull-outs for a total of ten photo mats and three to five other spots for either photos or journaling! Charms, fibers and inter-active bits abound!
The album base is actually made from one 12 inch x 12 inch piece of scrapbook paper. There are numerous tutorials for making this on YouTube but, of course, I first saw it when I was watching everything Tim Holtz on line… It finishes up at 3 inches square. If you go to YouTube and search Tim Holtz Valentine Mini Album, his video will come up along with several others on the sidebar. Try it. Making the base doesn’t require any fancy gear; just paper, glue (instead of paper tape) and scissors. After that you have a blank canvas!
In this particular case, I had amassed a number of new products in my effort to update my scrapbooking supplies of 25 years ago. Plus I had little samples of a number of new techniques I had tried after being introduced to them on line and at a Scrapbooking Expo.
I decided to put them all in a pile and find a way to use everything in this little album. Since my greatest inspiration was the Tim Holtz steampunk style, I used everything to further that theme. There is a leather-like keyhole and closure made from Tim Holtz Grunge Paper (very sturdy stuff) using his dies and Distress Inks. Many other Tim Holtz dies were used and his Distress Inks were used throughout. True to his style, lots of charms were used and the locket charm actually opens for an additional two tiny pictures.
This would be great for Steampunk fans!! (Know any young people? Their kind of gift…) Great for memorializing one special event, place, person or couple and then left out as a decorative piece for guests to view. It can be personalized on the inside front cover.
Although I did this album many months ago, I have only just found myself able to include it in my Etsy Shop. (Probably because I have started on another one and my mind is totally engrossed in the monochromatic album I am creating .) You can see individual pages of the Steampunk Album at www.miniwonderfulthings.etsy.com.
Hope you enjoyed seeing it. Let me know… I love hearing from you!