Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Altered Purse Album & Nugget Purse

This purse album finished size is 6" x 6". The smaller Red Purse holds (1) nugget and it's finished size is 3" x 2-1/2". The outside of both projects is the Faux Alligator skin technique. Tip: use darker card stock to show off the alligator effect.

Below photo shows the inside of the Black Purse Album. Inside and scallop pages are randomly stamped using Red or Black ink
The Nugget Purse:

To make the Nugget Purse:
- Cut (1) 4" circle
- Apply Versamark ink directly on top of the circle, covering the entire area
- Add clear embossing powder
- Using the bone folder, randomly draw lines across the covered circle, tap off the excess clear powder
- Place circle in a baking pan, using a heat gun, transform the clear embossing to the alligator skin!
- Cut circle in half
For the Handles:
- make (2): Using scrap CS, first use Small Oval Punch, then use the Large Oval Punch.
- Apply Versamark and clear embossing powder.
For the Box:
- Cut (1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" CS
- Score on 2 sides 1/2", turn paper and score 1", then 1/2"
- Cut slits and assemble box with sticky tape.
Final step for Nugget Purse:
- Position handles onto box.
- Using sticky tape, attach half of the circle.
- Do the same process for the other side

Supplies for the Nugget purse at end of this post.
Now to make the Altered Purse Album: start with (2) chipboard purses. These were in a pack of 5 found at Michael's (cost: $1.00 with a ring through them).

Sponge the front and back of the purse chipboard using black ink. Also color the chipboard edges with a black marker. Trace the shape of the purse chipboard to get (2) black and (2) Real Red purses. You'll need (6) Whisper White Scallop Circles (cut off 1-1/4").

For the spine: cut (1) 4" x 8" long, scoring 1", then every 1/2" - you will have (12) 1/2" score lines There should be 1" on each side of this spine - the rest is 1/2" "mountain and valley folds". Photo is only showing 1/2" (note: that wasn't enough!). Add sticky tape to both top/bottom sides of the 1" sections.
To keep the album spine secure, apply Tombow glue or snail in between the folds and hold down FIRM. See the (6) "mountain and Valley" folds below (note: right and left side should be 1" and not 1/2" as photo):

For the purse lining (inside): Stamp as shown. Use Versamark for the small flower.

Randomly stamp the Album Pages.

This is a photo of the Black front & back purse with clear embossing powder and lines made from the bone folder. Tap off excess powder, then apply heat.

After heat is applied - results! Apply adhesive to the chipboard and attach.

- Inside: Remove sticky tape on the spine, position it at the edge of the purse bottom.
- Apply adhesive to the rest of the inside chipboard.
- Place red lining on top of the accordion folded spine with sticky tape and smooth out the rest of the lining. Do the same for the other side.
- ONLY apply adhesive to the straight edge of the stamped side, then position it behind the fold. The backside of the scallop page should not be attached to the next fold. (see 2nd photo at the top of this posting).

Below a close-up of the Filigree Brads and red gem for the center (attached with mini glue dot. See the Real Red CS just peeking out from the underside......

Supplies for the Nugget Purse:
  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Real Red
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accys: Clear Embossing Powder, Circle Scissor Cutter, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Stickey Tape, bone folder.
Supplies for the Altered Purse Album:
  • Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
  • CS: Black, Real Red, Whisper White
  • Ink: Versamark, Black, Real Red
  • Accys: Clear Embossing Powder, Bone Folder, Round Tab Punch, Big Shot Scallop Circle Die, Filigree Designer Brads, Red Gemstone (non SU), Chain (non SU), 2 Chipboard Shaped purses (non SU), sticky tape, Sponge, Mini Glue Dots, Velcro Closure

Hope you enjoyed this project................xoxo


Pascallle said...

So Cute !
I must try this !

jmniffer said...

Great projects. I can't wait to give the nugget purse a try. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

Going with the Flow By Renee said...

Super Coooool! You Rock Patti! I can't wait to try these! Renee

Stephanie said...

Super cute! It's darling! Thank you so much for sharing. I'll have to try this!