12.19.2013

ALTERED BOOK

Yeaaaa!   I did it!
My first altered  book.
It took three attempts, reading and doing,
and some wasted gesso and book paper,
but one is finally completed. 
This is (was) a 7x9 Dr. Seuss book,
now an art journal with
mixed pages
for wet and dry media.
The outside is covered with a textured gold paper,
(compliments of  Judi Redhead
 JUDI'S BLOG
 saved from long ago)
The spine cover is duck tape
Quack!
It has only 4 signatures,
24 pages (48 if you count back and front)  :)
and is probably not sewn together "correctly", but
it works for me!
 
I had some help from my other half, who unlike me is
good are reading and following directions.
I'm more of the hands on, show me and I'll do it type.
I think, though,
that I much prefer making my own books from scratch,
rather than altering.
There really is a difference.
Whew!  That's done.......now to get started inside.
The fun part.
 
 
Have a creative day.
 
 


7 comments:

  1. Cool! How fun!!! I have made a couple of books that are a little wonky. Following directions not my best trait either. LOVE journaling and working in altered books. Looking forward to journal sharing with you next year. xx

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  2. Awesome Judie. It looks great. I too am working on a journal for next year. Have fun with it, enjoy the day. I have a Haiku for you. Take care amiga.

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  3. I am not sure that I understand. Did you take a Dr. Seuss book and you're going to do art on top of each page?

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  4. Because Rebecca is in San Miguel, please use last week's Linky at Recuerda Mi Corazon, so that we can share haiku this week. Thanks so much!

    MMT

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  5. Congrats on your first altered book, they are addictive fun

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  6. so fun! always great when you try something different!
    happiest of holiday wishes to you

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