I tried to clean out my crafting storage space the other day… ok, go ahead and laugh, it’s funny! Pretty much the only thing I like about cleaning (I didn’t earn the nickname “Hurricane” by chance), is that I find stuff that I had forgotten about. My latest endeavor turned up a clear plastic mini-album from 7 Gypsies. When I bought it, I had no idea what to do with it, it just looked cool…
Flash forward two years and I was chock full of ideas. Here’s a simple, yet very fun tutorial!
What you need:
1 plastic mini album
Rubber stamps of your choice
Copic Markers of your choice
Uniball gold gel pen
Copic Various Ink, 4 colors of choice
I started by pulling out 6 pages of the album. I picked out the stamps that I wanted, and colored the stamp itself with my Copic markers. (Clean with blender solution or rubbing alcohol when done).
I stamped the six pages with the stamps and colors of my choice. It was so much fun to make each stamp a variety of colors! Note, you will only need to stamp one side of each page, as they are transparent and your stamps will show through to the other side.
After I stamped the six pages, I put them to the side. I pulled out the other two pages, my gold uniball and the Copic various ink. I first saw this technique in the Copic handbook given out during certification class.
First, take your gold pen, and doodle on the plastic page. Smudge it up with your finger a little.
After all of the ink has dried, put the album together with jump rings, and then embellish with ribbon. Here are a few photos of what my finished album looks like (sans photos, because it’s a gift for a friend):