woensdag 12 juni 2013

Snap! Gotcha!!!!

Saturday, June 8th 2013 was a happy day for me. I got to participate in a workshop by the talented Birgit Koopsen-Bernstein. Having seen her work in magazines, I was more than a bit impressed. 
The workshop was hosted by my favourite shop Scrap4Fun where I chose a comfy spot in a corner where I found a bag with a lot of goodies we were going to use. This was waaaaaaay outside my comfort zone!!! Jillybean Soup paper, alpha's, funky looking foils and: tie wraps!

Birgit showed us what to cut, how to emboss the foils but the most wonderful thing was working with Silk Microfine Glitter that stuck to Scrapbook Adhesive Sheets. The glitter was a bit dull at first, however if you rubbed them with your finger, they started to shine. It didn't even feel like there was something glittery on the sheet.

 When it was time to leave, my album was only half done. Fortunately, I took photo's of Birgit's example album, so when I was home, I was able to peek once in a while. 

I found some photography quotes online that went well with the subject. Working quotes into my projects makes it a bit more special to me.

These foils were tricky to work with. First we had to emboss them with a folder and a Big Shot. After that we had to make a choice: use them as is, or attack them with a bit of sanding paper. The sanding paper scratches off the top layer, leaving the white layer shining through (see the above circular pattern). That layer could be inked with Stazon ink.

The tie wraps work very well as a binding thingie, because it doesn't matter how thick the album gets, it'll fit. I'm going to remember that trick for sure.

All in all, I'm quite happy with the way the album turned out, even though it was miles beyond my comfort zone.

Thanks for looking :-)