Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baby Album ... Using Better Than Acrylic and Iron On Transfers

How about another fun technique ... BTA and iron on transfers ... Oh My! :) 

I must say ... I am new to designing clear albums and it does take a bit of thinking to get it right.  To keep this one easy I only did the cover in BTA and used cardstock for my pages.
I Love the cute iron on duck.  The perfect accent for my album cover.  

Let's take a closer look at the album cover...
The top cover is the iron on duck and a couple of rub on sentiments.  Here it is with some color behind it so you can see the rub on's better...

Where did the "BABY" go?  It is actually on the second page.  That's the fun part of making a clear album... experimenting with layers and placement of images.
This is not even a full page, but just big enough for my wording and a little machine stitching.  Baby is cut from Base Camp Cricut cartridge.  I used my Xyron adhesive for the letters.  It sticks perfectly to the BTA and gives a nice even layer so it looks good from behind.  (I wasn't thinking, but I should have taken a picture from the back side).  I will do that next time.

Here are the two pages layered together.  The dark paper is just for the picture.

I am not finished with the inside pages, but here are a few pictures.  I am keeping the inside very basic.

 The postage stamp embellishment is a die and folder that came with my Cuttlebug.  I used it with BTA and added a brown layer behind so it would show up better.

I haven't added anything to these pages yet, but had to show you because I Love this paper from K&Company.

There are so many ways of doing clear albums and pages.  However, there is one designer that truly inspired me with the layering of her albums and pages.  Kathy over at Chocolate Chips and Coffee.  If you want inspiration you must see her Amazing work HERE and HERE.  Her layering is phenomenal!  

Here is a quick leaf done in lighter colored alcohol inks, UTEE and BTA.
I bet embossing powder in place of the UTEE would give another pretty effect with the alcohol inks.  I will have to try that.

If you are interested in ordering Better Than Acrylic you can find ordering information HERE.

Thank you to all who have ordered.  I can't wait to see what you come up with using BTA.  I will try and figure out how to host a linky party so you can post a link to your projects if you like.


  1. Awesomeness. Did you use a Bind It All to make the album ?

  2. Thanks you! I did use the BIA to punch and bind the album. Sorry I forgot to mention that.

  3. This looks great and has that "designer" feel to it. Very special. I know any mom would be thrilled to get this one of a kind album. Love it. So looking forward to using this new material. I look at some home decor items and think BTA. You have started a new fad!


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