Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Altered Book No.3

This is the third month in the Round Robin, this book originated from Valerie McLean on the theme of Childhood. i admit i've been putting it off and the deadline is monday, so i got started today.

i like my pages to be sturdy so this time (instead of PVA) i spray mounted 2 pages together either side. it means that the pages don't go so buckley.

i'm using the prescribed altered book technique of telling vague story by masking a few words with 'post it' paper. well i had to get started somewhere. it became clear as i was doing this that i was considering the loss of innocence so... this is my theme.

Slap a bit of gesso over the whole thing!

detail of gesso,,,,interesting isn't it?

i'm kind of faffing about here... then i find in the book a picture of an urchin smoking.. you'll see..

this is texture paste through one of my stencils from Crafty Notions with an old credit card (the only use for them in my opinion)

i eventually stuck the tags down and gesso'd over the top.

i printed over the top of the tags with a handwriting stamp and sprinkled a bit of silver embossing powder. you can see the smoking boy on the right.

this page isn't finished quite yet but it's coming on. Valerie asks us not to use colour but i have an urge to use red here somewhere. Blood and Fire....

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