Lovely to be getting back into the recycled mini-album project again! After yesterday’s effort (please scroll down to see previous post), today I completed a page I have been looking forward to doing – the wedding.
I wanted to use the line “White lace and promises” from one of my favourite Carpenters’ songs, “We’ve Only Just Begun,” so I definitely needed to add some lace to my page. I was able to find lace, ribbon and crochet flowers from my stash – little bits of this and that, in keeping with the recycled theme of the album.
I went online to find out the best way to stick down lace, and the general consensus of opinion was that the red-backed ultra-sticky double-sided tape was the best, but I did add a little gel medium along the top of the large piece of lace to keep the shape as I manipulated it to fit the curved border of the page. To prevent the stickiness of the double-sided tape in the holes in the lace, I brushed it with talc.
I stuck down two photos using soft matt gel medium, tucking the right-hand one under the large lace, and then stuck down some narrow lace around two sides of the left-hand photo with the ultra-sticky double-sided tape, gathering it around the top and corner, and brushed it with talc as before.
I cut two pieces from the edge of a small doily and fixed them down at the bottom of the photo on the left-hand side, using soft matt gel medium.
Then it was time to work on the border for the left-hand page, and I continued the alternate stripes of black and white, with titanium white acrylic paint, and tidying up afterwards with my white marker, and some black acrylic paint,making them a bit wider than before, and adding some flowers in between, using my white marker pen. I also added some dots, and some wavy lines and dots around the photos, and ultimately some little white flowers and hearts on the pages.
From my stash I found a short length of narrow creamy-white ribbon and used my bow maker to create two bows – the larger one was a double bow (wrapping the ribbon round the bow maker twice before forming the knot), and glued these down with hot glue, twisting the ribbon and leaving the ends free.
At this stage, I also added some silver gilding wax to the doily pieces.
The final step as far as the embellishments were concerned was the addition of a few crochet flowers. I made a lot of these some time ago for my stash, and found some that were small enough – some are quite large, and with several layers, making them too thick for this project.
Again, these were fixed down with hot glue. I added some liquid pearls (white opal) to the centres and left them to dry overnight.
The final stage of the project was to add some text, and I did this with my white marker pen, putting the date and venue, and adding the words “White lace and promises” on the right hand side of the page.
The completed page.
Here are some detail shots.
This will be the most feminine page in the whole album, and I have so enjoyed creating it!