Print out your photos so that they don’t exceed 3" in height. Use matte photo paper and trim. Gesso two sheets of paper using the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso. When the Gesso is dry use three to four different colors of acrylic paints and paint over the Gesso. Try using any of the various paint colors from the Claudine Hellmuth Studio collection. When the paint has dried stamp randomly with the images from the Collage Cube using StazOn ink. Cut down pieces that are 3" high strips.
Trim as many scrapbook or artist papers as you have photos into 3" x 6½" strips. Glue a photo to the back of each strip. Glue pieces of your painted papers to fill in the remaining white space on the back of the scrapbook paper strips. Decorate the pages with Sticky 2s Romance and the red foil from the Sunset Foil kit. Trim the image from the Sticky 2, lay it on the book page and burnish with the popsicle stick included. The sticky image will be transferred to the page. Then lay the foil colored side up, on the sticky image and rub with your finger. Pull up the foil sheet and some of the foil will be left to illuminate the image.
Add some pastels on the edges of the pages. Embellish with ribbon. To journal just write on some white cardstock then cut out the journaling squares and glue to the pages. Bind the book together using the Bind-it-All machine. See our FREE how-to video for a great tutorial on how to get started with the Bind-it-All.