Hello i-Crafter fans! Lauren here to share a couple of pages I made for a travel mini album I am working on. Before the whole pandemic hit, my husband and I discussed travelling to Japan for out next big vacation. I am a big planner when it comes to vacations so I had already started researching where to go and what to do. We are still planning on getting there….hopefully next year. Fingers crossed!!
In the meantime, I started working on a travel mini album so that I will be all set for when we do get there.
To create the first 2 pages of the album, I started with 2 white A2 sized panels. I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in; Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. I set that aside to let the ink dry.
Next, using white card stock, I die cut the doll from the fun new Kokeshi Dress Up die set. Then I placed washi tape on a separate piece of cardstock, making sure to have each strip right up against each other but not overlap. I then used my i-Crafter burnisher along the tape to adhere it down well. Once the washi was secure, I die cut all the pieces of the kimono. I did cut the small “v” of the kimono out of gold mirror cardstock. Next I adhered the kimono pieces to the doll.
I cut the dolls hair, eye lashes, and shoe straps from black glossy paper. For the rosy cheeks, I used a 1/8th” hole punch on pink paper. The hair accessories were die cut from white cardstock then ink blended. I grabbed a few small beads from my stash and threaded them onto a gold string that I had tied a knot at the bottom of. I then glued the string onto one of the sticks for her hair.
Once the doll was complete, I went back to my ink blended back grounds. Using the Fern Berries stencil placed over the panel, I inked versamark directly through the stencil onto the background. Then I carefully removed the stencil, sprinkled gold embossing powder all over the panel and heat set it. I repeated that process for the second panel. Then, I die cut the panels using the page die that is included in the Mini Album, Accordion die set.
Using washi on cardstock, I created the pocket and heart that are included in the Mini Album Accordion and the fan for the doll. Then adhered the doll and them on to the respective panels. With my computer, I created the paper titled “our favourites” to fit into the pocket.
There it is, the beginning of my travel album to Japan! I hope you like it. I had so much fun creating these two pages! I hope you try creating you own mini album. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!
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4 thoughts on “Japan, Mini Album”
Beautiful! Love how you created your background paper. I’ve always loved Japanese designs & decor, and those little dolls are so cute!
Hi Carol. Thank you for the sweet comment. Enjoy!
Using washi tape as a kimono pattern is brilliant! Enjoyed your post, Lauren. Adorable project!
Thanks so much. It was lots of fun to create!