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Mixed Media Album Cover by Farrel Tailor

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Today I am sharing an album I created as a Christmas present for a very dear friend of mine. The link to my process video is located at the end of the blog, feel free to click on it.

Altered Album Cover

I used Frank Garcia’s Tall Album and applied Faber Castel’s Whipped Spackle through Art Anthology’s Art Nuveau stencil.

Art Nuveau Stencil

I then used a baby wipe and lightly rubbed black gesso all over. I then painted Velvet Dimensional Paint – Fiji

Fiji Velvet Paint

Once dry, I then used a spatula to apply Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid

Mermaid Sorbet paint

I highlighted the stenciled area with PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acylric paint – Mermaid. I used chipboard by Dusty Attic and my tags are from 7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy Dreams Range. The flowers I used are by Prima Marketing Inc – Flirty Fleur.

sorbet paint mermaid

I covered my chipboard, resin frame and metal butterfly in white gesso. I painted the butterfly with Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid

peacock feathers colorations sprays

I then used Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers on the butterfly to add more dimension.

Altered Album cover by Farrel Tailor (1)

Products used

Stencils – Art Nuveau

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers

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I Will Always Love You…


Hey, there! This is Robin Redd, (a.k.a. RockinReddRobin!) I’m here to share with you a simple 11” x 14” canvas. I started with Fairy, Peony, Sunbeam and Mermaid Dimensional Crystals.


One color at a time, I put dollops of color on the canvas and spread it out with a straight edge.




I wanted to add some lighter colors, so I just added some Gesso to the colors I already had to soften them up.


I added those colors to the canvas the same way, until it was completely covered.


I cut out a phrase from sticker paper using my Silhouette Cameo and placed the alphabet stickers onto my canvas.


I, gently, applied white paint over the sticker letters to help prevent the white paint from seeping under the stickers.


Then, I completely covered the canvas with white paint.


Once the paint was dry, I peeled away the alphabet stickers.


Although, this was the look I was going for, I wanted the letters to ‘pop’ a bit more.


With some advice from my fellow Dream Teammates, I highlighted the letters with a black Stabilo pencil.



I made this to send to my daughter who has moved away from home in California to live in Iowa! Just a little reminder, to her, that however far away, I will always love her.

I hope I’ve inspired you to make something today!

Until next time…

~Robin Redd