Nautical album cover made of canvas and bookboard. Add more scrapbooking pages, alter it on a photo album for summer holidays photos, or just cut and place blank pages and create a notepad.
Two 8x8in bookboard pieces are covered with canvas and decorated with ribbons, charms and wooden embellishments.
The multicolored May Arts ribbon used at the bottom is waved on the bookboard as sea waves. A brown piece of May Arts net ribbon works as a piece of wood (stating a boat) with a wide (1.5in) cotton ribbon distressed to match the shades of the project.
A wooden boat wheel, wrapped with natural cord, a large metallic starfish, little pearls and pieces of May Arts cotton ribbon as flags embellish this nautical album cover.
Blue and natural colours were mainly used. The metallic items reflect and attract further attention on the cover.
- May Arts 1.5 Inch Cotton / Stripes Ribbon Periwinkle
- May Arts 5/8 Inch Cotton / Stripes Ribbon SKY BLUE
- May Arts 1.5 Inch Net Ribbon BROWN
- May Arts 5/8 Inch SOLID/TWO TONE/HORIZONTAL STRIPES Ribbon BLUE/TRQ/LIGHT BLUE
- May Arts 1/8 Inch CORD/BURLAP Ribbon Natural
- 7gypsies Maritime charms
- Canvas Corp Nautical 12×12 paper
- Water- Baseboard mist – Tattered angels
- Cardboard baseboard mist – Tattered angels
- Stamps Under the Sea Stamp Set
- Canvas Corp Binding rings
- 2pcs of 8x8in bookboard
- 2pcs 20x10in of canvas
- Sea life charms
- Wooden fish
- Flat back pearls
- Black ink
- Viva stamps – At the seaside
- Vinyl glue
- Hot glue gun
- Punch hole tool
- Needle and thread
Cut 2 pieces of bookboard of 8×8 inches.
Cover the bookboard with canvas and glue the front side only. Turn and secure the edges of canvas. Leave the rest of back blank. It will be covered later and hide ribbons’ ends.
Punch scattered holes at the lower part of the front cover. (1/8 holes here)
Spray with the water colour mist and distress the edges with a sponge. Add more colour to the lower part of the canvas.
Pass some thread in a needle and sew it on one edge of the May Arts multicolored ribbon. It will help to go through the holes easier. Now go in an out of the holes, trying to keep a horizontal pattern. When finish with that, turn to the other side and cover the back with canvas.
Open 8 holes (1/8) on the top edge of the cover in gaps of 3/4in and two on the right side. Pass the cord and and leave about 8 inches spare to use around the boat wheel. Of course you can go with a different pattern to suit your embellishments.
Cut a 3.5 in piece of the May Arts 1.5in cotton stripes ribbon and stamp it with your preferred stamp and black ink. Cut an 8in long piece of the same ribbon and distress it with some brown ink. (Cardboard mist from materials list was used here)
Cut an 8in long piece from May Arts net brown ribbon and glue it just above the finished blue ribbon patern. Continue with the long cotton ribbon. Add the quote from the Canvas Corp Nautical paper (alternatively you can stamp something directly on the ribbon). Continue with rest embellishments and ribbons.
Cover the second bookboard with canvas, spray and distress. Punch holes and place eyelets and rings.