Whether you’re an experienced Mixed Media Artist or just starting out, you are going to love this adorable Hot Air Balloon Mini Album designed by Barbara Rankin. One can never have too many mini albums and with the holidays right around the corner, they make a great heartfelt present. The gift of memories is truly priceless.
Barbara began with this sweet Hot Air Balloon Chipboard Book from Sin City Stamps, as well as the stamp plates to coordinate with it, Up Up and Away 2. There is lots of room to embellish your book and to add photos, quotes, or whatever makes you smile.
Here are a few peeks at the inside pages. Barbara used patterned paper from the Carta Bella Well Traveled Collection to create the inside pages. She embellished with stamped images that were colored using a variety of coloring mediums, so don’t be afraid to use whatever you have on hand.
There is nothing like a fun mini album to get your creative juices flowing. If you would like some great tips on making your own unique album, Barbara has prepared a step-by-step video, just click here to enjoy it.
My hope for you is to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new techniques, and most important to have fun with your art.
Thanks for the visit and have a very creative day.
- Well Traveled Paper Collection (Carta Bella $14.99)
- Up Up and Away 2 Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps $20.00)
- Gear 3 Die (Sin City Stamps $3.00)
Supplies Used (Not Shown)
- Hot Air Balloon Chipboard Book
- Hot Press Watercolor Paper
- Black Ink
- Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
- Salty Ocean Distress Ink
- Wild Honey Distress Ink
- Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
- Peeled Paint Distress Ink
- Brown Mist
- Maya Mist
- Fresco Blood Orange Acrylic Paint
- Cinnamon Acrylic Paint
- Malted Milk Acrylic Paint
- White Gesso
- Foam Brush
- Watercolor Brush
- Matte Medium
- Ink Blending Tool
- Distress Markers