Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Altered Book "Journey"

I have made an altered book. Well, I guess I have modified it really LOL.  I purchased a second hand book and gutted the pages out of it.  I covered the book cover with Tim Holtz tissue paper. I made five signatures for my book and each signature had five pieces of pattern paper and one piece of vellum.  I used various stamps, rub-ons and cut outs to decorate my pages before coating/sealing them with Gesso Transparency.  This way I can colour with paints etc and do further decorating as I go.

I have created this altered book to take with me to my Weight Watchers meetings and write done things that I learn as well as my weekly committment to myself. I am forgetting what I'm committing each week and I want to remove my amnesia LOL.   I will also add quotes and stick pictures in as I go that I find inspiring and offer me motivation to succeed.

Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of book and only have my YouTube video for you to see my creation.

Cheers FiLoMa

Altered Canvas "Mum"

A few weeks back I completed a canvas on my mum. I uploaded my video to YouTube but forgot to write this blog post, so here it is.

The background was done using a serviette. I have also used stencils with modelling paste, gesso, pearls, Wild Orchid Craft flowers and crown pin and a bit of bling and lace ribbons.

YouTube video

Cheers FiLoMa