How to Make Artistic Antique Albums with Frank Garcia

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Celebrated designer Frank Garcia showcases his signature style as he welcomes you into his glorious wonderland filled with botanical beauty and enchanting albums. Timeless and dramatic, Frank leads you on a journey of self-discovery as you learn to embrace your emotional connection to your most precious memories.  Full Description.
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Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Keepsake Mini Albums

Join designer extraordinaire Frank Garcia as he shares his passion for mini albums with you! You will be introduced to the essential tools that Frank recommends to begin your journey into mini album creation. These delicate keepsake pieces are perfect gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or yourself! Discover the multitude of offerings that these professionally bound books offer, making it a cinch to get started. From tiny albums to album covers with magnetic closures, to the stunningly unique gatefold style album, these Prima Albums provide an inspired and timeless way to craft your visual narrative. 

Lesson 2: The Basics of Beginning Memory Albums

Allow Frank to effortlessly guide you through the steps of beginning your mini album. Using the Prima Love Story collection--inspired by Paris, all things love, and especially the love stories of the every day--Frank captivates you with his dramatic Shabby Chic style, demonstrating just how simple it is to add your favorite embellishments and paper from any beloved collection to your miniature mementos. Frank's teaching style has endeared him to a plethora of crafters who appreciate his unintimidating approach to creativity. Frank infuses his projects with a je ne sais quoi energy and vitality that will soon have you addicted to designing handmade keepsakes of your own.

Lesson 3: DIY Creative Solutions to Transform Photo Album Covers

Embrace what Frank believes is the most important part of your album making process, the creation of the cover. Unlock Frank's tips and tricks to transform a blank canvas into an enchanting piece of customized art. You will create a magical foundation through the use of your favorite papers, layering to your desired effect to allow for depth and drama. The Prima Memory Hardware line offers vintage accessories made of resin, metal, and wood that make the possibilities endless. You will love the whimsical touch these adornments add to your keepsake album cover, enabling you to transmute your special moments into a timeless heirloom.

Lesson 4: How to Infuse Creative Beauty into Your Album Using Artisan Powders

Get lost in the magical mysteries and powers of Prima Artisan Powders. In this lesson, Frank exposes the many ways that these transformative talcs can illuminate your albums, providing unlimited ways in which to customize your keepsakes. Frank explains the differences between Artisan Powders and the popular Mica Powders, illustrating the rich and pigmented hues that can be added to your albums and mixed media projects alike. You will learn how Artisan Powders provide you with the control to work on resin, wood, paper--and even furniture! You will be shown how to properly mix colors and create a seamless blend of hues on your projects. The variety of looks you can achieve with Artisan Powders by simply combining them with a new medium will astound and amaze you!

Lesson 5: How to Add Custom Metallic Accents to Your Vintage Keepsake Album

Join Frank as he demonstrates how to add depth and dimension to your artistic antique albums. Explore the many trinkets and embellishments that easily and dramatically transform your piece of art. You will learn how to manipulate a simple chain to accent your albums with beauty and charm. These baubles will entrance and enchant, lending a timeless touch to your creations.

Lesson 6: Tips and Techniques to Add Depth to the Pages of Your Keepsake Album

Go behind the scenes as Frank reveals his tips and tricks for strengthening the creative foundation of your album. Become a master in the art of vintage memory keeping as Frank illustrates how to design the finishing piece--the inside of your album. Document your memories in a beautiful and purposeful way through the use of journaling cards, divinely decorated paper, and amazing adornments. You will learn the proper supplies that allow for your albums to be passed down through the generations, as well as the perfect placement of pictures. In this lesson, you may complete one album, but you are sure to take your new-found skills and make many more!

Class Details

 

Celebrated designer Frank Garcia showcases his signature style as he welcomes you into his glorious wonderland filled with botanical beauty and enchanting albums. Timeless and dramatic, Frank leads you on a journey of self-discovery as you learn to embrace your emotional connection to your most precious memories. Document them with touches of wonder and whimsy as you conquer a variety of mediums that can transform your projects, unlocking a luminous creative vision that only Frank can inspire. Explore and capture your magic with Frank as you make antique artistic albums.

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About the Teacher

Frank Garcia

Frank Garcia is a mixed media artist, scrapbooker, art journalist and watercolor artist. Frank has been in the scrapbooking industry for over 6 years. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge in scrapbooking, mixed media, altered art and journaling, as well as artful mini album creations. Frank is currently an endorsed Prima Educator and product designer for Prima Marketing Inc. He enjoys educating students on different scrapbooking techniques and teaching classes ranging from dimensional layout creation to mixed media art and more. Frank is well known for his dimensional projects that are "off the page" and innovative. Frank is also one of the instructors on Live With Prima and the editor of Prima Marketing's My Prima Place Artzine.