I had a lot of fun making this two page spread in my book. The text pages were already there but I used matte medium and glued 7 pages together on the right hand side to create a heavier page to work with. The left hand side is the inside flap of the cover. I used the same color Dylusion Sprays: vibrant teal and lemon zest that I used on my cover. I used an old sunburst stencil I had and added embossing paste and color then I stamped a Donna Downey Butterfly on white tissue paper and adhered it down with matte medium over some of the raised elements. The tissue pape was so thin that it sunk right in and blended nicely with the raised parts.
I also used my yellow gelato stick to get that real burst of color I wanted. I also added a Donna Downy empowered word saying on tissue paper again and added that with more matte medium. I love the tissue idea because you get to play around with the placement of your items with committing until you are ready...one of my fellow design teammates at eP was nice enough to share that tip, thanks Micki :-)
Now it was time for my embellies...a metal butterfly from G45 that I painted with white gesso and spayed, maya road buttons, and a small prima flower.
The two larger flowers were made with Clearly for Art clear plastic and Tim's flower Die. I heated the plastic to mold it and then colored the flower with alcohol inks. I will be doing a video soon on this flower technique...its so fun!!!
The right side got more ink. I had images of antique fabrics I got in Paris and decided to color copy them and punch out circles as inspiration. I added Tim Holtz plastic fragments on top for some dimension. Lace and metal trim inked finished the page off.
I decided that I wanted to make a pocket from my pages and adhered two pages together with a side pleat...creating the pocket.
This was a great area to hold my fashion inspiration photos..*insert big smile*!!!
Thanks for stopping by and make something fun today...I know most of New England will have plenty of free time today...hehehe..we are all snowed in!!!!!
Welcome to Eclectic Paperie’s Get Altered Challenge!
The Get Altered Challenge is held on the first Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired, to share your work, and to be entered into our challenge prize drawing!
The Get Altered Challenge is about exploring your creative journey, about stepping outside of your comfort zone, experimenting with new products, and creating altered and mixed media art. Share a unique card, a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, or any other project where you’ve used paint, ink, paper, and embellishments. We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration! All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.
So grab your supplies and play along! Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…
-You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do!
-Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools. If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.
-When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or Get Altered Challenge. Link your creations to the eP blog.
-If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link no later than 6:00 pm EST on Feb 21st The winner will be announce project featured right before the eTeam Picks Challenge.
So here is my take on this month's challenge...which was to alter a book.
I used an old thesaurus book. I painted the outside of the book with Black Gesso and added a metal layer that was embossed with a Tim Holtz Alterations Folder. I used more Black Gesso to "age" the metal then added a torn page of text on top. This text page was inked with two different Dylusion Sprays: Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise and the edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I then layered my embellies. I started with Wendy Vecci's roof and window. I added a memory glass from Ranger behind it. This glass was enhanced with an image behind that. I then layered a G45 Butterfly on the upper left. The butterfly was colored with White Gesso then colored with the same sprays. The flower section on the bottom left corner is a melange of Prima flowers, Tim's metal flowers/gears, buttons, a paper flower with black beads in the center and an antique beaded necklace that winds through the flowers with the chain continuing both on the top and bottom. This gave me the opportunity to hook some other antique gems at the top.
I had so much fun with this challenge!! I started working on the pages inside so come on back in the next few days and I will show you an interesting idea for using the pages inside an old book :-)
Be sure to check out Eclectic Paperie to upload your work....you could win a prize!!!
Me likey prizes!!! LOL
Thanks for stopping by :-)
PS My comment section has been having problems when I link to another blog so I apologize if it is not working...typepad has not offered any ideas as to how to fix it :-(