One of the things that really makes Maya Road the best company out there is that they offer a quality product that allows you to determine it's fate!! Maya provides a great foundation for any project and gives you the freedom to express your creativity! I love that so many of their products are just waiting to see what you will do to them! And Maya Road's embellishments are the icing on the cake (although many of those can be altered too!).
For this project I chose the Mix-it-up album and painted each and every page a different color. I then used my colored pens and hand drew on those pages.
Add some patterned paper, some stickers, and some great embellishment from Maya Road and now you have one cute album! This album is also fun because you can mix up the pages and rearrange them into whatever order you want! That is the beauty of Maya Road products..total versatility!
To add a little something to these adorable red flower pins I simply added a dab of Stickles to the center of them!
The next time you create consider starting with a great Maya Road album and making it your own! Don't forget all the cute and incredible Maya Road embellishments too!!!
Of course...what would fall be without a tree covered in golden leaves? The Maya Road Trees Mini Chipboard Set is packed with cutest, sweetest trees, trunks, and birds...just waiting to be embellished.
A bit of gingham ribbon top off the final little bungalow and now we're ready to enjoy fall and all that it has to share with us.
Today we'd like to share this cute album created by Guest Designer, Angella Peardon on the Maya Road DT Blog! Angella's adorable and totally unique cover of the Maya Road Birdcage Chipboard Book had us swooning, and we bet you are too!
Angella shares some tips on creating that cute cover but first, here are some pictures of the insides of this album.
Angella says: When creating the front cover of your mini album, apply a thick coat of crackle medium to add texture. Then layer paper cut-outs and embellishments to give interest - it gives your album lots of depth.
Here is a product list of the Maya Road goodies used on this album.
Hi Roadiesl! :) I know we have a little while before Christmas, but I just wanted to share this Christmas countdown idea with you today. Maybe you'll get inspired to get an early start for the holidays.
I used Maya Road's Clear Acrylic Calendar Stand w/ chipboard pages to help me create this project. Basically the acrylic stand is used to hold up the snowman and a little felt pocket (in the back) that holds the extra chipboard pages. Since the stand comes with 6 pages I numbered both sides of the chipboard to get a 12 day countdown. To apply the hooks just screw them though the front of chipboard body, then line up the screws ends to the acrylic stand's pre-drilled holes. Use washers to secure the ends. Tip: I didn't have washers, so I used Wood Bingo Numbers at the back of the screws instead. They were the perfect size and kept the end of the screw concealed.
For the body of the snowman I used one of the Birdcage Book pages and then cut the head and hat out of 2 layers of raw chipboard.
In this close up you can see how I embellished the snowman with some of MR's new trims. My favorite trim and favorite part of the snowman has to be his mouth. I just spritzed a 2 inch piece of the Bubble Dot - Crochet Trim with Brown Mist, let it dry and then glued it in place.
With Halloween coming up this project could easily be adapted into a little monster or ghost. Have fun!
I created this album as a tribute to my grandmother. I don't have very many pictures of her, but I do have lots of memories. Only one page has a photo, and the rest contain some of my favorite remembrances.
To make the cover, I painted it and added a thick coat of Glossy Accents. When the glossy coating was dry, I used some Tim Holtz Crackle paint in a few areas--I put it on super thick so I could get nice, big crackles. To make the inside pages, I first covered the pages with some patterned paper. Then I whitewashed the paper with acrylic gesso and added swashes of crackle paint.
I had the opportunity to create this Love at Home banner project for the Maya Road booth this summer. I was instantly smitten with the birdcage and knew I wanted it to be shabby and weathered, but wanted to try a "new to me" technique called crackling.
I can see myself becoming easily addicted to this technique....the only hard part was choosing my paint colors and waiting patiently for the paint and crackle to dry. I first used a dark brown acrylic paint as my base, then added a coating of the crackle medium, and then topped it with my favorite Antique Lace acrylic paint...all that was left was to sit back and watch the magic happen....loved it.
Of course, my favorite part of any project is adding all of the toppings and finishing touches and with Maya Road, the finishing touches are so easy to put together, layer on, and make any project unique.
A little glitter, some netting, paint, and buttons dress up the chipboard to fit right in with my little birdcage.
So it has been a LONG while since I dug out my Maya Mists and Canvas to play with. I decided that I wanted to see if I could create something cool with a couple of embellishments, my canvas and Maya Mists. This isn't my usual style of creating but doing something different is how you can expand and grow your creative process.
After a couple of evenings, I ended up with this album:
(photos used in album by Marie Q)
I will share with you some tips on how to work on Canvas with Mists and Salt so let's get started!
I also snagged an old cardboard carton from my son's juice boxes to use to contain the mists:
So all you do is take your canvas pages off. Then wet them under the sink and mist on them with the Maya Mists. Since our Maya Mists are such intense colors, use the water mister to soften the effect. If it is still too intense for you, rinse under the sink til it is the color you want it to be.
Just jump into it by experimenting in these ways:
Crinkle your album before misting - that will allow the mists to get into the crankies as you spray
Mist your album first and then spray with water til you get the shade desired - add some salt and watch it "attract" some of the color away for a textured effect
Mist part of your canvas page in one color and then add another color on the side to mix
Spray your mist a bit further way from the canvas to get the droplet effect on it
Wet your page and then mist. Allow to dry and then use a mask or chipboard piece with another color mist to create a shadow effect
Drip droplets of water on the canvas but do not allow them to soak in. While they are still in the droplet form, mist over them. Then dab the droplet away and you will not have mist where the water droplet was
Use the leftover sticker background as a mask for your page
Here is a look at several of the techniques in use on my pages:
I let the canvas pieces dry and in the meantime, I used similar techniques on some paper flowers, seam binding and velvet ribbons. When I was done, I came up with an album that looked like this:
Then choose some of your favorite photos and assemble your album! I decided to use some black and white photos as I wanted them to be the main focus of the album with all the color on the pages.
This is a lovely project you can complete in 2 or 3 evenings. Put everything back together and you are done! Enjoy!