Jun 3, 2011
Another sneak & a different quickie project.
I managed to get another page done last night on the girl mini album & it's a really simply designed pocket page. I like to make my pocket pages a little bit different than most & it's mainly for practical purposes than anything else. But I won't get into that until I post all the photos of the finished book, as long as I remember to do so.
I can see in this pic that there's a bit of glue over run at the edge so I hope I can get it off with my adhesive eraser. Speaking of adhesive, I hope I found one that is better than I've expected & it is great for doing durable projects like mini albums. Just out of curiosity, I picked up a little bottle of Elmer's Craft Bond double tipped glue. It's pretty cool. If you want a removable adhesion, apply & let dry before attaching. I bought it for trying to restick my Cricut sticky mat, but I seriously don't recommend it for that. It still bonds too good & lasts too long, BUT if you want it to be permanent, then apply & adhere while it's still wet & this stuff ain't coming off, not even with Undu! I don't know about Goo Gone tho.
OK, this next item is not paper related or anything like that, but it's quick & cheap even though I was hoping for a better result than I got. Totally my own fault, but I can live with it.
I picked up this little cement bird at a garage sale for $1.50 yesterday. I just love the design of these little birds.
This is the can of spray paint I used for the first coat. I wasn't wanting a satin finish, but that's what I had & I wasn't wasting gas to see if they had it flat & it just wasn't that big o' deal.
And this is what it looks like with it's first layer of paint. It almost looks like a clay pot color, but not irl.
And this is the final stage with the dry brushed flat paint. I'm thinking that maybe I should have used a foam brush since the regular brush I used was kind of soft & wanted to fill in the grooves more than I wanted it too & less in other areas (notice under the chin).
Well, time to get off here & work on food or something like that.
P.S. Holy smokes! I just got some awesome news that I'm getting a Christmas project published in the Cricut Holidays magazine!!! I am sooooo excited about that! This is the first project that I made specifically for a call, so I was hoping it would get picked up.