Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Love Album Cover with Ava Gavloski

Ava here to welcome you to another inspirational post at  Southern Ridge Trading Co.
My son Andrew, is returning home from an 8 month contract working in Asia and as soon as I saw the Fish net/Miniature ocean set of chippies I knew this would reflect the ambience of memories.

Here are the steps to my Mixed Media composition.

Start with layering the different paper and burlap elements onto the front cover of the album.

Take the Fish Net Pattern chipboard and select a design to trim from the main template. Once I was happy with the layered design, I moved everything off the album and started prepping the elements.

Place your chipboard pieces into a misting cardboard unit and mist both the net and star fish from the mini ocean set.  I sprayed Tatter Angels glimmer mist from Canvas Corp Brands onto the chipboard pieces.  The glimmer really pop's the fine detail cuts from these chipboard pieces.

While the chipboard was drying, I sprayed Tatter Angels mist onto the front cover or my album along with a layer of co-orgated paper.  Allowing that to dry.

Time to layer all the elements onto the album using Gel Medium with a sprinkle of a mixture of shells, beads, cheese cloth and sequence's.

Once all dried, I adhered some pearl ribbon and  splashed some glimmer mist from the bottle spray tube onto the front cover.

I hope this composition inspires you to take wonderful photo's from your oceanside time and create with these fine detailed chipboard pieces.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Chipboard Used:

Other Supplies Used:

Michaels Arts & Crafts:  Recollections Mixed Media Collage, burlap
Michaels Recollections: Mix Media Album
Canvas Corp Brands: Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist,  Nautical Sayings on Ivory Cardstock

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Thanks for stopping in to see my creation.  


  1. Gorgeous layers and textures Ava and love the wonderful watery colour palette! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  2. Really beautiful! Love the texture!