I am working on a new mini. I thought it would be kind of cool to post pictures of it as I work on it, to show you the process I go through. This album is for my daughter, Laura. She is OBSESSED with Leprechauns. She has had as many as 5 elaborate "traps" set up around the house and outside, trying to catch one. She sets out a trail of gold coins and Lucky Charms to lure them. I have to say, it has been working because she has caught two so far. I will post a pic of them if you are interested, lol! When I picked Laura up from school one day she begged me to take her on vacation to Ireland. She was so mad when I told her we couldn't go. Whatever happened to wanting to go to Disney?! I am making her this mini/journal to document her obsession. I know she will get a big kick out of it when she is older!
Here are the products that I am using to distress the cover.
The top paper is the before, and the bottom is after inking.
Here I heat embossed the edges. You can't really see it in the picture, but this really added a nice rough and dimensional surface.
Here is some of that Tim Holtz grunge board that I got at Tuesday morning. This stuff takes ink beautifully!
The cover is about half way finished. I will post more pictures as I go.