Welcome to the World of Michael Trent, a crazy American artist living in the countryside of Sao Paulo, Brasil. A person in love with paper, stencils, rubber stamps, and markers. The creator of StenDoodle, a technique that merges stencils with doodling. I hope you enjoy your time in my World!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The Making of a Baby Mini Album - Part 1
Hello everyone!! No card today but I did want to share some photos of a baby mini album I am making for a friend. Okay...her grandson is now over a year old but I have not had the time to make this until now. Hopefully she will want to fill it with photos of the first year but, if not, it will go to someone else! LOL
The inspiration for this album comes from a women I found on youtube about a year ago. Her name is Sheryl and she has a series of videos showing how to make a book like what I am making. Once you watch the videos you will be able to take the different aspects of what she does and make your own books. The videos are really well done and very easy to follow. You can find her HERE.
The photo at the top is the front of the book. The papers are from a Brasilian scrapbook paper company. The stars are chipboard from Momento Divertido (Brasilian), which I embossed with Denim embossing powder from Stampin Up and Shabby White embossing enamel from Stampendous. The "hello" is a small wooden piece I found in the clearance section at Michael's about a year ago, also embossed with Denim, and the "baby" is from the Oh Baby die by My Favorite Things, which I cut from dark blue paper and then covered with glossy accents. I am on the fence but I think I want to add one more small star above the "hello".
Here is the book fully open showing the front, spine and back of the book.
I also got a few pages done.
The above will be the first page. The baby onesie is a die from Top Dog, as are the crown and the neck and leg pieces. Paper is brasilian and I added a small button at the bottom. Inside will be the info on the baby's birth.
The outside of page 2. The button holds the front flap closed.
The page opened to show the areas for photos or journaling.
For this page, the button holds the flap down and when you open it, you have room for 2 photos or some journaling. Lots of layers but a fun page.
This is the last page done so far. The polaroid diecuts are from a stamp/die set from A Jillian Vance Design called Foto Frame. 4 little photos on one page. Love it!! The letters are from a sticker set I found on clearance someplace. But they look great on this page.
Well, that's it so far. It's fun to do but a lot of thinking goes into this book. As I get more pages done, I will add them to the blog until the whole book is finished.