The album I used is called American Crafts Modern D Ring Album 12 “X12” – Black and is a binders in untreated thick cardboard that you can decorate yourself. This is how it look when buying it.
I wanted to make an really “English” album and started with founding the covers with gesso. Then I start to mess with acrylic paint and made a sloppy, shabby english flag on the front of the binder.
To get a little sloppy, rough style on the cover, I painted the flag not very precisely and the flag is not accurate in any way. The text I cut out in vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo and used as a stencil and painted the letters with black acrylic paint.
On the album back, I made a map with a stencil that I also cut out in vinyl with Cameon. Then I drew out our route we drove by car with a white pencil and made small pieces of paper with the names of the towns where we spent the night.
Once everything has dried, I painted the whole thing with Mod Podge to get a durable finish.
The inside of the front cover I painted black and reuse the letters in white vinyl that I cut out to make the stencil to the front.
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