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layering with color shine

layering with color shine

We’re back again today with more truly INSPIRING Color Shine Inspiration! This time… Jennifer Evans WOWS us with a little mini that has more stunning little details and clever elements with every page turn!  You will need a few minutes to take this all in! Jen’s mini is created with CLEAR pages… something that I just LOVE!   I LOVE how this album has a peek-a-book quality… Jen took gorgeous photos, and of course the teacher in her comes out as she shares her process…and as if that wasn’t enough… don’t miss out on the absolutely fabulous video she created to share her techniques.

I love a good little mini album. Especially an acrylic one. Clear pages can be intimidating, but before you shy away, I will remind you why I keep coming back to these albums time and time again: My hard work on each page peeks through to the next, making every page a part of the next one.

This was my first time creating a Color Shine Acrylic Album and I knew if I was going to make a mini album, I wanted the “shine” of the mist to be on every page! There was so much I wanted to try with the new Color Magic colors Sweet Cherry, Primrose, and Georgia Peach that I thought it best to record some of the process. Before, we get to the video let me show you the finished pages!

I used an acrylic album, by Darcie, for my cover but purchased separate clear 8 1/2″ x 11″ pages from my local craft store (it comes in a package of several in the specialty paper section). I used my trimmer to cut my clear pages to size.

On the cover, I kept it clean with just an Artisan Heart by Pink Paislee and misted it with Sweet Cherry Color Shine. What is so great is that you can see the second page through the cover and it acts as part of the cover too!

On the first page, I glued a Color Shine misted Color Magic Note card back to back. As I glue on the acrylic, I make sure that I glue over the same space on the other side so that you can not see glue through the plastic.

As a backdrop for these layers I created a double sided page with Vintage Chic patterned paper. I sewed a straight stitch across the paper three times. I didn’t even change my bobbin thread when changing my main thread to pink. That way the back side of the page would have a different color on it!

I love the way Color Shine still has a glimmer to it even when poured or splattered on a page. It really is gorgeous.

To begin the layering again, I covered only one side of plastic next with paper from the No Limits collection. The orange went well with Georgia Peach Color Shine. Here is what the page looks like before laying it on the other pages.

Here is the page with the other pages peeking through.

On the other side, I covered the back of the No Limits paper with Vintage Chic patterned paper and Buzz Words.

I heard that Georgia Peach changes color when you add Gold Lame Color Shine on top. I really wanted to test this out and used the next page to try it out. I misted Color Magic with Georgia Peach, let it sit about ten seconds, and then wiped it clean. I then, misted Gold Lame over top and watched as the color changed before my eyes to a deeper peach almost orange. But, the magical part is that the shine is beautifully golden.

I kept this half page clean so that the misted pattern would shine through!

I used the same technique to create this clear page as I did at the beginning of the album so that there would be some cohesiveness. Adding the Buzz Words’ epoxy arrows are perfect since they face opposite directions. One arrow was placed on one side and then then the other on the other side of the plastic so that neither wrong side showed.

On my last page, I glued a misted Color Magic paper to a Photo Caption. I love how the “epic” peeks through on the previous pages.

There are some awesome Color Shine techniques in this mini album! Watch the video to see some of them and I hope that you learn something new to try with your own Color Shine!

What did I tell you?  WOW!?! Am I right?? Please share this love around to YOUR facebook friends! I’d love to hear what you think of it! visit my Heidi Swapp facebook page and let us know what you are DYING to try!   BIG cyber hug goes out to Jennifer for generously teaching us more about your process! And sharing this incredible project!


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