Emma Rose’s Shower

Tomorrow we are headed to the Jacobson’s baby shower! They’re really good friends of ours. We’ve known them together for about 15 years. But our husbands have known each other since they were in high school.

I wanted to make them something special. So, I decided a nice photo album would be a good gift. The album is about 9 x 12, layered inside in between the pages are vellum. The inner binding of the pages is cloth bound. The hard bound cover on the outside is a strong chip board reinforced with book cloth and fine printed paper. I was so excited to find the paper! It has the colors of the baby’s room, pink, white with a hint of green. You can’t really see the colors in pattern in the image below but it’s there. I also added another little personal touch and put the baby’s name on the inside of the page. Emma Rose, looking forward to meeting you soon. I hope they like it.


Zink Manipulation No. 3

Emulsion Lifts… Part 1

I decided to try my hand at the emulsion lifts. First try wasn’t successful, the second try was better. But, I think I’ll need to practice a bit more. Not loving the turquoise and pink. I’m not a big fan of pink. However, I see potential.

Original Image

Following the video I soaked the image in water for about 35 minutes. The video shows them drying the image with a hair dryer. I do have a hair dryer but not a small one. I play with with stamps, so I used what I had available in my ‘tool kit.’ So, I used an embossing heat gun. The thing about the heat gun is that it has a small point where the heat exits. And it’s more concentrated heat in one area. It also gets hot very quickly. And of course I didn’t really consider this until the image started to bubble. But, I have to admit I did like the way the image looked. In fact I was debating whether or not I should go through with the lift.  Below is the bubbled image.

Image After Heat Exposure

The emulsion is pretty thick, but it being so dry it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to pull apart. The layers of pink and blue were stuck together in some areas. But it really offered for interesting results.


Is there anyone out there with suggestions?