How to create a mini album from empty toilet rolls
Hi Ildik√≥,

Welcome to the first Captivated Visions Hybrid Tutorial, a new e-club series exclusive to members.

Hybrid is a combination of both digital and tangible art techniques and supplies to create a finished piece. Hybrid Artists from the Captivating Sistas team will be creating with my products. We'll display images on the blog but only e-club members will receive a full step by step walk through!

Trista has created a gorgeous Recycled Mini Album for you and here are her steps.

Recycled Mini Album by Trista

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. That is the idea behind this hybrid recycled mini album. Collect some empty toilet paper rolls and let's get started. 

Digital Supply List
Believe in Beautiful
Collect Moments Alpha
From My Journal - Limed Spruce Inky Papers
From My Journal - Limed Spruce Mixed Media Papers
She Wears Wings

Other Supplies
5 empty toilet paper rolls
2 metal binder rings
Patterned paper
Bone folder
Hole punch
White cardstock
Paint brush
Washi tape

1. Collect 5 empty toilet paper rolls. Flatten the toilet paper rolls creasing along the edge with a bone folder.

2. Measure the length and width of the flat side of the toilet paper roll. Subtract half an inch from the length and width. The measurements will vary.

3. Paint the toilet paper rolls. Concentrate on painting along the edges, since the centers will be covered with the paper. Layering the paint will add depth and interest. Letting the paint dry between layers is key. Set aside to dry. 

4. On a letter sized document in photo editing software (Photoshop), create a rectangle template using the measurements from step 2.

5. Duplicate the rectangle to fill the page. Depending on the size of the album, this may take more than one sheet of paper. 

6. Fill each of the boxes with patterned paper and decorate as desired. 

7. Continue filling the page with word strips and other embellishments for the album. This includes the pull out tags.

8. Print the patterned paper, then fussy cut all of the pieces.

9. Glue the patterned paper to both sides of each of the painted toilet paper rolls, leaving room on one edge for binding.

10. Continue decorating the album and the tags with embellishments.

11. Punch holes along one edge of the toilet paper rolls and insert eyelets.

12. Insert the metal binder rings into the punched holes.

Tip: Embellish the album even further by adding ribbon to the binder rings.

This idea is so fun and easy to make I can't wait to try it myself, for fun i think i'll try creating a long skinny album from kitchen paper rolls which are about twice as tall! I love the tags peeking out of the flattened paper rolls!! 

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