Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Allsorts Albums

Have you seen the new Scrapware Allsorts Albums? Ange sent me one recently and suggested I do something with a couple of the pages. LOL, I ended up using every single page, and made this little album.

[out for publication, back soon!]

It's a “Special Sounds” album for my son. He has been diagnosed with a speech disorder and we have daily exercises to do, to help him with the formation of most of the consonant sounds. I thought a little book like this might be a motivator for him to do his exercises. (I need as many as I can get - as anyone who has a pre-school child will attest, they don't have much of a concentration span.)

I love the eclectic mix of differently shaped pages in these albums. You can put them together in any combination you can imagine and they make a beautifully tactile book, full of unexpected little nooks and crannies.

But, I'm get ahead of myself. To decorate the album, I gathered together my paints and a pile of chipboard embellishments - animals (I’m a sucker for a chipboard animal), some grass, flowers, fences, trees and finally some chipboard letters.

I painted each page of the album using acrylic paints. To give consistency to the album, I’ve used a similar treatment on each page – bubble wrap stamping and painted clouds.

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Then I painted the chipboard animals.

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A tip for painting the smaller critters: paint them while they’re still in their chipboard sheet. They’re less fiddly that way. Pop them out of the backing once they’re dry.

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Add the animals to the pages, then create little scenes for them to live in. Add a letter and the name of the animal to finish.

I’ve called the book “Jamie’s Sound Book”, but this project lends itself to a variety of uses. For instance, a first words book or a spelling book for primary school children. You could also use it to create a tactile little book for toddlers about farm animals or zoo animals. So many possibilities. Enjoy!

Kathie

Products used:
Allsorts Album
Bugs Small
Animals - Zoo
Farm Animals
Sea Animals
Ladybirds Walking x-small
Tree Trunk small
Fences
Grass mini
Flowers Galore



3 comments:

  1. beautiful Kathie! love your work

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  2. Sounds great, will have to wait and see, I'm sure it's beautiful.

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