Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Botanical Canvas Album

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Botanicals Blog Hop.

The Botanicals Kit inspired me to put together this mini album featuring a painted canvas for the front and back covers.

The inside pages are a combination of Botanicals Printed and Plain Papers kettle stitched together.

The canvases and inside pages are 6x6".

The inside pages:

Here are the ten inside pages stitched with brown waxed linen thread.

The inside pages were rubber stamped prior to stitching. I just think it's easier.

Decorate the outside covers with acrylic paint, the Branch Masking Stencil and colored mists.

Botanicals Lite Branch Masking Stencil.

Botanicals Wood Veneer Birds with acrylic paint added.

Rubber Stamped words from the Botanicals Borders & Backgrounds Stamp sheet

Actually after decorating the canvases, I could have stopped there! These would have looked just fine on my walls, but I still thought it was fun to add the inside pages.

Putting the pages and canvases together . . .

Adhere the stitched pages to the canvas covers with CS Bookbinding Glue.

I could have stopped right there. But you know me!

Attach four decorative metal feet to the bottom four canvas corners with bookbinding glue. (Tricia dropped these off at my office a while back knowing I'd find a good home for them.)

To prevent the inside pages from sagging down between the canvases, I added two wooden dowels as a support.

The adorable book will make the perfect home for photos from my daughter's twelfth birthday party.

Next on the Botanicals hop is the lovely and talented Julie at Cape Cod Scrapper. See you there!