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Monday, November 24, 2008

Acrylic Scrapbook
Christmas is very close to my heart, as you probably know by now. I just couldn't resist this one. I found a metal bow at Hobby Lobby that I just loved. Here it is! I added to it the beautiful ribbon. That was a chore getting it inside the metal scroll work, but I did. The effect is beautiful. Looks like it has always been there. Each page was then built on the next. One of the techniques used is a personal favorite of mine. It is previous page framing.
Previous Page Framing: When the previous page is finished and you flip the acrylic to begin the next page. Look at your placement of the mat. Using the mat you are looking at through the acrylic measure and come in about a 1/4" all the way around and cut your paper. When placing the mat and using the previous page mat as a guide, center it and adhere. This will give you the effect of double matting. Very beautiful and it saves paper!
I then used lots of rubons that are visible from both sides and ribbons cut long softening the effect.
I must say this album was pleasure for me. I was at a retreat at the Barron River Resort in Kentucky when I built it. The weekend was so much fun. Those ladies sure know how to have a good time and make new friends. That is what scrapbooking is to me, passing on tips, techniques, inspiration and making lots of friends.
Happy scrappin and try something new today.