Sunday, February 24, 2008

Altered Board Book

Here is the next page of my Altered Board Book for my ABCanada Altered Book group. The technique this time was to use fabric on the page. I used a beautiful piece of batik fabric my Dad brought back from Thailand as the background. The word "ART" is printed on an old kitchen curtain fabric, double layered and stained with Colour Mists. Then I took it to the machine and sewed around it. Sorry for the not so great photo! I'll try to change it later.

The entire book holds one quote, continued page to page. If you go back to the previous pages of this book you will see the quote. This page's word is somply "ART".

Altered Dictionary

In my small Kingston Altered Artists group, we are passing around dictionaries each month to alter. This one is a very old and very thick dictionary! I found out too late that the pages are very fragile and will not hold up under even the lightest tape. When I pull it off, the page either rips or the text peels off. So I wasn't able to mask the word I chose. This word is my second choice after destroying the first page I chose! But I really like how this page turned out, so things are fine! My letter was "C" and I chose "castle" as my word. I always try to incorporate my stamps whenever I can, so this was a perfect page for stamping only!! And I got to use a few seldom used stamps to boot.

Music Deco

We are coming to the end of our ByHand Music Deco RR, I only have one left to do. This is the one I just finished in Carmen's awesome deco. No one had done classical music yet, so I chose my favourite composer and did this spread. I found the big image of Beethoven on the internet, and altered it in Photoshop. The smaller transparency is from AlteredPages, and it is mounted on a wine label.

The quote reads: "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy, it is the wine of a new procreation, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for men and makes them drunk with the spirit" Beethoven

Monday, February 18, 2008

This & That Mingle for Feb

I think this is the last round for the T&T Mingle at Byhand. I chose Mardi Gras, and here is my 4X4 that I made. The mask swings out to reveal a Mardi Gras parade underneath.

House challenge

This week's ByHand Challenge is to use the house template they provided and make a house. Here's mine!

This is my first time using a house template. I used some playing card images from Altered Pages for the doorway and the window. The rest is stamped. The door and window shutter stamps are from Michelle Ward. The little whispy plant stamp is a mystery to me. I stamped the one on the right, then used the same stamp to stamp the one on the left. How it turned the other way is a mystery! Optical Illusion? I don't know!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Altered Board Book

Here are pages 2 and 3 for my Altered Board Book that I am doing with my ABCanada Altered Book group. There are two pages left to do. The technique for the mermaid pages was to use a paper background, and for the black page, to use some texture. I used Cheesecloth, metallic letters, and Crackle Paint (TH) for my texture. The book is of a quote, a little on each page. Page one, which says "Creativity", is in a previous post.