Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oh Baby Baby Part 2 by Betsy Skagen

We are now just days away from a new baby arriving in my family. I am making a little book for my niece, who is the mother-to-be, for her to keep memories of those first precious months.

The book features all sorts of pockets, magnetic flaps and little spaces to store precious photos, mementos and tags to record milestones and memories. On some of the pages I used Gypsy Soul chipboard to create three-dimensional elements and frames. 

Tutorial--How to Make a Baby Book

Ad demonstrated in Part 1, begin by gently bending the wire binding and remove the chipboard pages.

Cover the pages with black gesso.

Dry with a heat gun.
Paint the Flourished Frame Laurel, star from Celestial Shapes Set and Little Dreamer elements with gesso. Dry with heat gun. Paint in the the colors of your choice and dry with heat gun.
Cover the element with embossing ink, coat with ultra thick clear embossing powder and activate with heat gun.
To create the wild texture on the cloud, add a layer of white chalk paint and dry with heat gun. Then again cost the element with embossing ink and clear embossing powder and re-activate with heat gun. Watch as the paint swirls as it mixes with the embossing powder. 
Using a sharp blade, carve out a small circle from the back of the star element. Glue a micro-magnet in place and cover with decorative paper.

Adhere decorative paper to the black page bases. For the Little Dreamer page, first glue a micro-magnet onto the black page base in the location where you will want to add photos or tags. 

Glue the Little Dreamer Element onto the page. Then let the star magnet snap into place.
If you wish, you can cut tags from decorative paper for the star magnet to hold, or you can leave the area free for cute baby pictures. 

For the Flourished Frame page. cut a piece of teal cardstock to fit behind the frame. Glue only the bottom edge of the frame to the cardstock so that a picture can be slid into place. 
Glue the frame to the page and add a decorative baby duck. 

I am so excited that I am almost done with the book and can give it to my niece. I hope she likes it!  -Betsy

Great Stuff

Little Dreamer chipboard element
Chipboard album
Black gesso
Authentique Paper
Assorted decorative paper
Teal cardstock
Black cardstock
2 Micro magnets
Teal paint pen
Yellow paint pen
White paint pen.
White chalk pen
Embossing ink
Ultra thick clear embossing powder
Baby duck embellishment

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful gift for your niece I’m sure she will love it!!