Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday - Natural Components December Daily Album

Hi Paper Wings fans! Dana here today sharing a quick and easy tutorial for a December Daily album that I put together using the November Natural Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit.

The versatility of this neutral kit is fantastic! By using Gelatos and Stamper's Big Brush Pens with some of my favorite stencils and stamps, I was able to transform the kit contents into a colorful, festive December Daily album.

A 5x7-inch Canvas Corp Canvas Portfolio is included in the kit! I spritzed the outer covers of the album with water, to help the canvas absorb the color, and then applied Gelatos to the canvas. I blended the color with a paintbrush and water.

I dried the portfolio with a heat gun and then added splatters of Tattered Angels Mist. I used Stamper's Big Brush Pens and stencils to add a pattern over the colored canvas. I finished the edge of the portfolio with some script using the Writing Cling Stamp and brown Archival Ink.

I wanted to be able to tie this album shut, so I hot glued a piece of canvas ribbon from my stash across the front and back covers. I then glued the prettier lace trim from the kit over that plain ribbon to dress it up a little. I still have the majority of the Vintage Christmas Nesting Components Kit leftover from last year and I pulled the chipboard deer from that kit to add a whimsical touch to the cover of my album.

The red and green flowers are from my personal stash. The white leaves, wood veneer leaves and game pieces (numbers will vary from kit to kit) are all from the November Natural Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit. I stamped the number 25 onto the cover using the Perfect Numbers Cling Stamp Set.

The mix of yuzen, petal, printed, natural fiber, and tissue papers included in this kit are so fun to touch and make each page of the album a little more interesting! I added a couple pieces of patterned paper and cardstock from my stash to add a pop of color to the inside of the album. I gathered the papers into a stack, folded them all in half, and then stitched the pages together along the crease with a piece of twine. I then secured the bundle of paper to the portfolio binding with a piece of hand-dyed ribbon. I stamped the date onto each page using the Perfect Numbers Cling Stamp Set. I'm looking forward to documenting the last month of the year!

We'd love to have you join our Monthly Challenge! You have until the 30th to link up your project for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the Paper Wings Productions Store!

Thanks for joining me today!


  1. What a lovely album and great tutorial Dana thanks!! Gorgeous cover! :)

  2. Sooooo gorgeous! I love love love the deer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Love this book! Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. In love with your mini book Dana!!! You always rock your projects!!!


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