I'm a pretty simple scrapper and don't play with lots of techniques and products. So the cover of my album presented some challenges. In an earlier post, I told you I picked this 6x6 American Crafts chipboard album as a cost effective option for my first DD attempt.
But I kept looking at the beautiful covers people were showing online for their DD projects - I wanted a pretty cover too. So I did a little research and took a trip to Michaels where I bought gesso, white craft paint and mod podge (and a few small foam brushes).
Gesso I learned provided a good base coat over the chipboard, creating a smooth white surface. So I painted the cover with gesso and let it dry. Then I added a coat of white craft paint. After that the embellishments - I used the cardstock stickers and elements stickers from the MME Winter Wonderland collection along with an odd sticker, translucent sequins, and some sparkly ribbon left in my stash (from I don't know when since I don't do sparkles very often).
I scattered translucent sequins on the front, used spray ink on those cute wood veneer numbers to add the year, and here is what I ended up with: