Wednesday, November 16, 2011

December Daily 2011 - The Cover

I finished my album cover for my December Daily last night.  I decided to paint it.  I was terrified of messing it up, and then where would I be?  But in the end, I decided to do for it.  And I LOVE it!  Here's what I used:
Chipboard album from Studio Calico's December Daily add-on kit (sold out)
Tim Holtz grungeboard letter (d)
Chipboard snowflake
December button from Ormolu
Red acrylic craft paint
Liquitex Matte Medium
Mister Huey's spray mist in Pickle
Glossy Accents

I mixed the acrylic paint with some of the Liquitex Matte Medium.  The medium drys clear so it's not noticeable.  It helps the texture of the paint not be so rough on the chipboard and helps keep it from fading or chipping.  I painted the entire album, inside and out, and also painted the "d" with the same paint mixture.  I really like the tone-on-tone look.  I then adhered the ribbon using the Glossy Accents to be sure it wouldn't come up.  I adhered the "d", the snowflake and the button all with the Glossy Accents as well.  It's very secure!  Here is the finished product:
I love the way it turned out.  I have my Ali Edwards Overlays printed, I ordered some transparency overlays online today, so as soon as those come in I can really start building my album to get ready for December.  Right now, my plan is to have the overlay pages (right), with the opposite page (left) being a patterned paper with a Christmas quote on it.  And I will have the transparency overlays in between with the dates on them.  I'm super excited about this project.  Are you doing a December Daily?  If you're interested, see Ali Edwards' blog posts about her process.  It's amazing!


  1. i JUST finished painting my binder red too! and i think my inserts are going to look a lot like yours. each plastic page has a number page slipped into the "front" and then the "back" is a pp. love the binder! i am a little concerned at how FULL mine is already. working on photos atm so i can do a post soon...

  2. It came out beautiful Sarah! Love!