Susan Wojtkowski is our Guest Poster today. Susan is co-owner of Genuinely Jane Studios, manufacturer of wood mini-albums and embellishments. Have you scrapbooked with wood before? Give it a try and you’ll be surprised at the possibilities that wood can achieve! Like what you see? Ask your local retailer to carry GJS products!
Mini-books remain a hot trend in scrapbooking. There are several options for consumers: chipboard, acrylic, boxes, found items and wood. Of all the choices, wood gives you the most versatility and will last the longest. It also is the perfect cross-over product for stampers and general crafters as it can be used with nearly any art medium.
Below, are just a few samples of the finishes you can achieve on your wood mini-albums:
(Techniques by Sue Wojtkowski)
Of course, as scrapbookers, we love paper and paper is an obvious choice for mini-books of all types. Here are a few ideas for mini-books using paper and paint.
(Arrow Mini Book by Elisa Kammerdeiner)
(Cascade Book by Kristin Tweedale)
(Bus by Jessica Ball)
(Apple by Kristin Tweedale)
Little ones love to look at books about them. They can flip through the pages of wood albums over and over again without you having to worry about frayed edges or wear and tear. They make great gifts and home décor items (check out this super cool mobile!):
(Mobile by Elisa Kammerdeiner)
The possibilities are endless! So get out your inner artist and play with wood!
– Susan Wojtkowski