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Mixed Media Steampunk Mini Album

Steampunk mini album

I'm pretty excited to be participating in a blog hop with {a vintage girl} products over on the DCC blog. I have created a mixed media steampunk album with my friend Candy's fabulous mini album blank.  Be sure to jump over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog starting May 15th to see all the amazing projects created by the team. There is also a prize up for grabs!! More details at the bottom of this post.

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A vintage girl

I started with the Steampunk Gears Chipboard Album from {a vintage girl}. I have to admit- steampunk is NOT my thing. My little kid loves it. I know it's popular. I could just never get into the whole steampunk thing. But,, I love this little album! It has a variety of page mediums, corrugated, whiteboard, and plain chipboard.

Lindy's stamp gang embossing powders

Heat set embossing powders
To decorate the front cover I started with a base layer of ink. I used an Olive Green Dew Drop from Tsukineko. I rubbed the ink pad all over the front, ending up with an uneven coat of ink.  Working with a chalk ink is perfect for heat embossing - you have a longer set time. Before the ink had set I sprinkled a variety of Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders. I randomly poured colors over the cover until I liked how it looked then heat set. 

embossed chipboard
I covered the second page in the album with Authentique paper. This is actually a Christmas line (Glistening)!  I loved the colors and they worked will with this project.  I added some splatter with iZink Ink Sprays from Aladine. If you look closely you can see that the droplets dry with a darker edge- it is two toned! It is also sparkly and I love it! I adhered the second page to the back of the cover page. 


 Be sure to hop over to the Designer Crafts Connection to check out all the amazing projects created with {a vintage girl} products. 

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs! Be sure to head over to the Designer Crafts Connection blog and enter!


  1. Cute cover Anita - I want to hear the true story! The splatter is a nice touch!

  2. Nice project, I have to say I struggle with the steam punk look as well.

  3. Love it Anita! Please do tell the story, I try to leave no evidence!����

  4. Love how you showed off the products!

  5. Awesome project! Great tips/techniques. I love the embossing powders and how it gives the gears a rusty look.

  6. Rebeca CuatepitziMay 15, 2019 at 1:08 PM

    I really like the Steampunk Gears Chipboard Album from {a vintage girl}, I'm a fan of steampunk so I might be a little bias.

  7. This is SOOO COOL! I love the rustic look you gave the gears.

  8. Love it Anita - I really enjoy Steampunk so I find this to be a really cool album and those gears are great! You did a wonderful job even if you don't get into it. :)

  9. Anita this is so cool, I love your take on it.

  10. Love the splatter especially the color!! Cool cover- love anything with gears!