I started by painting the bare chipboard album with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot (available through Flamingo Scraps, special order by contacting Suzanne)
I found it best to allow the paint to air dry, rather then try to help it along with a heat tool, it produces a smoother and more matte finish. I only painted the outside edges knowing I was covering the inside and outside with patterned paper.
I also painted the outside binding, and wanted to cover the rivets holding the three ring binder. I used TH Spun Sugar to paint the white flower trim. Before adhering the pink flowers, I formed a circle of Webster's Tutu trim on the binding to go under the top flower.
From a piece of vintage sheet music I cut a rectangle frame to surround the binder mechanism, glued it in place and dabbed a little more Black Soot paint to blend it to the inside cover, shown on left.
The inside pages came next, painting with the TH Distress paints.
L - R Forest Moss, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet.The three on the left were still in the drying process, the far right had already fully dried.
Waiting for the paint to dry before adhering the patterned paper to the inside pages, I started working on the embellishments, I used a cameo from my Warehouse Box, dabbing a little Distress Paint on the raised edges to highlight the raised edges, and lightly added some lighter pink to the outer edge. left is untouched. Below is a before and after.
Stamp as is from carrier sheet.
As you can see, paint was on more than just the detail of the stamp, put it did not transfer to the final image.
(Tip: wash your stamp immediately, it dried very quickly when applied thinly!) This was cut out and added to the pocket on the front cover of the mini album.
Inside front cover and first page, embossed doily stamp on music sheet and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tattered Rose.
Detail of first page. Fancy Pants Bulb Safety Pin with Tim Holtz Baubles attached to top ring of binder. Detail of embossed doily on vintage music sheet. and Webster's Tutu trim pouf.
Piece of Webster's Tutu trim threaded through center hole on inside page, glued into place on front and back. All tulle was pulled through to the front, leaving a tail to be glued onto the back.
All products used have been listed in the description except stamps were taken from my stash.
Thanks so much for spending a little part of your day with the Flamingo Scraps Design Team today. We love creating for you, and we're always available to answer any questions you might have for any of us!!! Have a great day & Scrappy Smiles! Donna Sullivan aka paperfusionarts