As I mentioned previously (in another blog entry) that I spent this last weekend at the Scrapbook Expo in Chicgo. At the Expo I took three classes. I will be showing you the final class projects of two of those three classes over the next few days. One class there is nothing to see. I wish I could show you the “Latest and Greatest” in scrapbooking supplies and tools — which is what it was titled, but I can’t because it was NOT anything new or great. In fact, that class really sucked! However, the other two classes were awesome!

One of the designers from SEI taught the Tumble Dye technique using a lovely album that she created. Yep! I got to take a class from a designer! She had selected and designed the album, paper, chipboard, and everything in between. Forgive the color on this because the album is white overall, so it was hard to photograph. Add that to the fact that I had slipped it into page protectors and it is bound to be a hot mess. LOL!

The class was $48 and you can order these all in one albums off their website for $41. It is a great value! You should be able to complete an album in an hour too! Although I think it will take closer to 1.5 hours. Everything is precut!

Here is the front of the album and the new SEI Tumble Dye:

The Tumble Dye is different from the glimmer mist and even that wonderful Maya Road mists. First, there is no glimmer in it, however you do still need to twirl the bottle to mix it like you do for Glimmer Mist. Secondly, it has more of a consistency of water downed paint and kind of smells like that too.
The technique that I learned was how to use the Tumble Dye on the PP in this kit. Basically, what you do is you spray the dye on a paper towel and rub in in circles on the PP until you get the coverage you want. She said the paper can not be sprayed on directly because it would literally tear it up — she had tried. I really liked the look of it and had I done this entire album in the comfort of my own scrap room I would have Tumble Dye all the white sheets (the entire album is white) three different colors. However, I was not in my own scrap room, so I tumble dye two sheets two different colors (I used my neighbors purple). I then cut up that sheet as embellishments. Here are a few of the completed pages in the album and yes I did finish the entire album!

 Part of the kit was a package of tissue and tulle circles of different sizes and colors. As you can tell from the page above and the page below they got a lot of use and were really a clever way of using materials we may have on hand. Although, I don’t know if I could cut a perfect circle out of tissue paper. Maybe I should leave that job to SEI! LOL!

 Do you see the purple pattern paper in the following layout that is behind the photo block? I made that with the tumble dye technique.

Told ya it was basically white. LOL! I got to confess that I was skeptical as I was completing the album because it was white as the base and I always thought white was a “no-no” in scrap booking. However, with recent trends in home decor and what designers are doing I can see how it could be the new trend in scrap booking. With all of that being said, once I get pictures in it, journal done (in purple or green), and titles on the pages I think it will be beautiful. Thanks for looking 🙂

Oh, and come back in a day or two to see the other class I took! It was a lot of fun and a really great project to make.

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