Grungy Chipboard Album

I've got a really cool chipboard album for you today, courtesy of A Vintage Girl!

This Steampunk Dreams album is large - 11" x 8.5"! 

I only used half of it because I liked the skinny look. I've still got a corrugated page, the dress form page, and the full back page. That will make a nice little album as well - or use the pieces separately! 

For the 1st gear page, I used DecoArt Metallic Lustre waxes and added a little rust paste, Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder, and watered-down black gesso .

On the backside, I used a piece of an old newspaper and grunged it up.

The 2nd gear pg is like the 1st but not as light. 

On the backside, I copied a piece of the paper from the Hometown & Main paper collection onto tissue paper. It looks fabulous! 

The next page has scraps of trims and fabrics, buttons, and threads. There's also a window frame from the Printers Tray Trinket set with some old ladies and a rusty screen.

The next page has the rest of the pic printed on tissue paper and bricks!

For the bricks, I first put down some ceramic stucco paste and pressed part of the bricks outline into it. Then I used the bricks outline itself embedded in the stucco.

Another little window!

This page is another piece of the paper copied onto thinner paper,  then brushed with oil to give it a vellum look. The chipboard underneath gives it a darker look from the original bright page. And then there's pipes that have been grunged up.


The back is covered with vintage furniture fabric. I embossed the wing with the Charred Gold and the edges of the page. 

I cut out the logo and embossed it as well - you can use everything in these chipboard sets!

It's a little dark but has some color thrown in.  I just love this album and it's quality! It's sturdy, takes anything you can throw on it, and is so versatile!  You won't be disappointed in anything from A Vintage Girl


  1. What a very cool album! Love that chipboard! Wonderful mix of layers, from pipes to lace, giving this a playful appeal. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  2. What a great album Cathy, love how each page holds a different shape, so cleverly designed filled with fun and imaginative features. Thanks for sharing with us over at Mini Album Makers.
    Creative wishes Tracey.

  3. Cathy, your imagination is incredible! I love your chipboard album and my favorite page is the one with scraps of trims and fabrics, buttons, and threads. What a great project in it's entirety and creative use of your embellishments! Thanks so much for sharing this at Frilly and Funkie in our Embellishments, Trinkets and Trims challenge! Hugs! Sara Emily

  4. Your steampunk journal is wonderful! I really love the shape of it and all the lovely embellishments you added. The bricks look amazing too, so realistic. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Mini Album Makers this month. Anne x

  5. Focusing on just a portion of this album is such a great idea and works so well with the clever way you've altered it. Love the addition of the buttons and sewing trims and the use of embellishments which have brought it to life. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  6. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. This journal is just steampunk throughout, love your pipes, bricks and lace. Hugs, Susan

  7. what an amazing work...thanks for playing with us at snipart challenge


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