Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Details Mini Book {Complete}

As I began on my book I didn't have a clear cut idea of what I'd be recording. All I knew was that I would focus on details that occurred in March and go from there. Now that it's complete, I feel like it's a nice summary of what March had in store for me. I didn't wind up using everything in the kit I assembled (posted here), but I'm happy that I managed to pull in some items I wasn't sure I'd ever use.

If you'd like to see individual photos, feel free to visit my gallery. As far as techniques go, I used watercolor paper with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, did plenty of sewing, used gesso and mist, and also a good bit of Mod Podge and book pages. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me in the comments.

I enjoyed taking the Details Mini Book Workshop by Tina Aszmus even though I strayed a bit from her provided lesson. Being able to see so many pages from her was really nice and learning a couple of image transfer techniques was fun. I felt it was a reasonable price and the list of prompts is something I'll certainly refer back to for inspiration.

In case you missed out, the class will be available again as part of the Mini Library in late May over at Studio Calico. Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!


  1. Amazing record of your month, Elise! I love so much about this, but especially how cleverly you used the wood veneer pieces as page "inserts" or separators. Well done!

  2. Wow, great mini! Really love these pages, you did so many neat techniques. And such a clever use of that wooden piece. Enjoyed seeing your book. I'll have to think about the class. Michelle t

  3. Fabulous....a super mini book. Love all the details you've included and the design works so well x

  4. Nice mini album! I like the way it turned out. So fun!

  5. Wow, this is such a beautiful way to document your month.
    Of course I love your photography the most, but that grid wood piece caught my attention

  6. Elise, so much inspiration here! I love your mini book. Beautiful work and spectacular photos!! I received a book, Photo Craft: Creative Mixed Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs by Susan Tuttle, Christy Hydeck, that I love! If you are interested in finding more techniques with mixing photos and mixed media, I give it a thumbs up.


Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!