Maggie Holmes Mini Album

I am a huge fan of Wilna Furstenbur, I adore her arty style so much but I am always a bit hesitant to give it a go, I’m not sure why but I thought it was time to try out some of her techniques. I was really inspired by her video this week at Two Peas where she made a wonderful mini album and decided to try to make a mini using some of the techniques she showed.
MH Mini3
I got this wooden album in a Pink Paislee warehouse box last year and at the time I thought that it was something I would never use but (luckily) I hoarded it anyway. So I found an old book (don’t worry, it wasn’t a very good book so it was sacrificed for the sake of art) and added that pages to the front and back cover using modge-podge. Next I covered the covers in gesso and then added some Heidi Swapp colour mist and distress ink around the edges. It came a bit out bright so I added a thin coat of white acrylic paint. I loved how it came out and will be doing this again for sure.
MH Mini2
One of my favourite lines last year was Maggie Holmes’  Flea Market. When I first saw it revealed at CHA I wasn’t sure, I thought it might be a bit girly for me but I absolutely love it in person and I thought it would work perfectly with the shabby chic feel of the album cover. I used some of the 6×6 paper pad and layered the ephemera and chipboard elements on to. To finish off I added some seam binding I had coloured using Color Shine to the binding
MH Mini
I am not sure what I am going to use it for yet, I am thinking about some heritage family photos my mum has.

Speaking of shabby chic and heritage, I am currently obsessed with these pictures of an apartment in Paris that was abandoned during the WWII. I suspect the story may have been a bit embellished but it is a wonderful romantic tale. You can read the story here.

Finally I am very excited about the new CHA releases coming out, there are so many great lines this year so I better start saving my pennies! It’s a bit early to pick an absolute favourite but I am liking the look of Hello Sunshine by Pink Paislee and the bold colours of Basic Grey’s Highline. Do you have a favourite yet?

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10 thoughts on “Maggie Holmes Mini Album

  1. Oh, my, how lovely! I just love everything you’ve done here. I love those wooden albums and pairing it with Maggie Holmes is lovely! Wonderful job. I, too, love Highline and am looking forward to all Basic Grey peeks. My favorite that I’ve already pre-ordered is Fancy Pants As You Wish – yum! Have a good day :)

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