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Under The Sea Album And Box

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Under The Sea Album And BoxOther products: Spellbinders Wonky rectangle die, Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Rusty Hinge, Salty Ocean, Mermaid blue and Peacock Feather Distress inks, Clear rock candy glitter, Diamond dust, Fussy cutting scissors, Black Distress Marker, Red tacky tape, White Gesso, Acetate sheet, Black card stock, Black chipboard, ribbon, Layered Elegant Swirl Die (Retired)

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Instructions: The box that I altered was 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" with bottom of 13" x 9" and height 2". For cover of the box I decided to make an aquarium amidst in sea waves. I took a separate piece of chipboard half an inch smaller to the actual size of the lid. Applied first coat of heavy white gesso and gave textures with tearing the pattern paper on two corners. The space left was given textures using texture paste randomly and sprinkled glass beads when wet. Dry it with the heat gun. Prime the whole area of pattern paper with a light coat of white gesso. Once dry start misting with 2-3 shades of blue drying it in between all coats. Once happy with the background,decorated it with an oval aquarium, fussy cut and shaped embellishments from pattern paper, diamond dust and glass beads.

For oval aquarium on the cover, adhere designer paper on thick black cardstock. Cut a base layer using Spellbinders Grand Ovals die. Cut 1 piece of ring by nesting first two dies and another using 1st and 3rd die of the same. Attach acetate sheet behind the top layer. Create under the water theme by using fussy cut fishes and shells and add prills and micro beads for decoration. Glue them together on the base layer using foam tape and close the aquarium. I used the Leafy Branch Die to create corals. I heat embossed the cutouts with different shades of heat embossing powders and sprinkled prills when hot. You really have to be little quick here. You can heat set them again if necessary.

For the round aquarium inside the box, This is simply fussy cut from the same collection. Cut the separate layers and mount them on thick card stock. Adhere acetate to the back of top layer and decorate the base layer using prills and fussy-cut shells. Now close the aquarium using 3-D foam tape.

For the aquarium inside the lid, I made a huge magnetic pocket in the lid of the box which can hold lots of multi fold tags and photo mats. All the tags and photo mats are magnetic so that they can stay stuck in place while opening the box. The whole 2" depth of lid is used to create different layers of aquarium which is decorated with all fussy cut embellishments. All the embellishments were coated with multi medium matt to add extra strength and also glittered using golden stickles.

For the album, the size of the album is 10" x 5 3/4". Since I wanted to add lots of folds and extra embellishments inside the album I followed Heartfelt Creations Pocket and Flip fold inserts Pocket A and customized my own 2 pieces keeping an extra hinge of half an inch between all the folds. You will need one piece of black chip board measuring 10" x 5 3/4" for the base. For the rest, you can use anything, chip board or thick black cardstock. I prefer using chipboard as it makes the album more sturdy. If using chipboard, you will need 2 pieces of 5" x 5 3/4" (one each for right and left panels), 4 pieces of 3 3/4" X 5 3/4" (2 pieces each for both right and left panels), 4 pieces of 2 1/2" x 5 3/4" (2 pieces each for both right and left panels) and 10 pieces of hinges with black cardstock measuring 1 1/2" x 5 3/4" neatly scored at 1/2" and 1" (5 pieces each for right and left panel. Now separate all the pieces for both panels. Adhere red tacky tape on both the outer sides of all the hinges. Take out releasing paper of one side of the hinge and stick to the left side of chipboard piece that we have cut for the base and the other side of the hinge to 5" x 5 3/4". Now stick another hinge to the same piece on the same side and stick 3 3/4" X 5 3/4". Again attach a hinge to the same and stick the second piece of 3 3/4" X 5 3/4". Continue using rest of the 2 pieces measuring 2 1/2" x 5 3/4" in the same way. If it seems little confusing do check the picture of an opened album on my blog or take the reference of Heartfelt Creations Flip fold inserts Pocket A.

All the inside pages of the album are decorated using panels from the same collection. I have heat embossed cutouts from Spellbinder’s Wonky Rectangles, Layered Elegant Swirl Die and Ornate Border and Pocket Die to create pockets and photo mats for the album. The top Most panel is decorated using fussy-cut hibiscus from the same collection, heat embossed Layered Elegant Swirl Die. For more detailed pictures do visit my blog

Created By: Rajni Chawla

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