“Trapped in Paradise” Mini Album

Hi from the deep south! My name is Michelle Sanders and I’m from Louisiana. It’s such an honor to design for TCW this month. I created this little mini album with a variety of TCW products to give you a little taste of who I am and where I’m from. In Louisiana, we love our seafood and we totally love catching fresh crabs, crawfish, shrimp, oysters, you name it! (We love boiling, cooking and eating them even more!) Seeing all these supplies sent my mind into overdrive and made me want to create something that looked like home. I hope you love it as much as I do!

I’ve attached a little process video for you to see all the products and techniques I used for the cover but I’ll explain it a bit for you as well below.

The chicken wire design was made with an older TCW Chickenwire Die that worked very well in my Sizzix cutter.

The crab behind the wire and shells at the bottom were created with 6×6 stencils TCW867 Gulf Coast Creatures and TCW868 Gulf Coast Flora.

I also utilized the TCW9030 White Pearl Metallic Modeling Paste and TCW9031 Platinum Modeling Paste mixed with KN-TCW3564 Color Burst Trio Sunny Days pigmented powder set to create fun color combinations with a shimmery texture that was great to use with the stencils.

Once I created all my embellishment pieces I assembled my piece much like a little shadow box, using the cardstock with the crab stenciled on it as the back and built a foam boarder around the edge to stick the chickenwire frame to.

I tucked some reindeer moss between the layers, glued on my stenciled shell pieces and added some additional glitters and texture sand.
This piece could be used as the cover for a mini book, a card or a stand-alone piece of art all by itself.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

I hope you take a moment to do something beautiful today!

Michelle Sanders

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