Monday, 1 July 2013

Altered Eclectic first challenge

Hi folks this is the first of a marathon blogging session.
Mentioning the first, it is the first challenge from Altered Eclectic
we are going to run monthly on the 1st of every month
Elaine wanted a blog that was for altered art but anything would go, especially when projects can take so long and then they don't fit a challenge.
Please remember It is not to include
cards,ATC's or layouts but anything else will fit.

For our first post Elaine wanted us to make something which reflects us so I decided to alter a book.
The title is
"Never judge a book by its cover"

     I used a reader's digest book that I got from the amenity site
I gutted it down and stuck the pages together with PVA , to give myself working pages.
To produce the cover I used Plenty kitchen towel and stuck it on with PVA. I let it dry overnight then painted it with Gesso I then let that dry, once I had a workable surface I mixed gesso and acrylic paint until I was happy with the colour. Again it was drying time, when I was eventually happy I added gilding wax , the flowers  and book plate. So there you have my book.

I then went on to paint and fill 3 sets of pages,
Its the first time I have done something like this but I really enjoyed it. The first pages are coloured with my favourite Tim Holtz  colours paints . I have included stamps , words stamps, my own thoughts, charm etc

 Page 2 
These pages again include distress stains, stamps,charms wooden butterflies,pearls, my thoughts and sayings about butterflies.
Coloured with distress pens.
 Page 3
These include my loves in life, my cats and tractors!!!!
yes I know I am mad. But they are the work horses of life, sometimes I feel I am a tractor lol. This page includes stamps and charms coloured with distress stains.
Thanks for calling by,
 hope you like what I have created.
Have a play and come and join us.


Sandie said...

A stunning journal it.

Sandie x

Barbara Bruder said...

I really like your journal. Love how you covered the cover of the book. Altered art is something I really enjoy, so thanks for joining us this month at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges. Hope to see you again.
Barbara - SNS Challenge Coord.

April said...

What a wonderful journal. I love all the elements! Great job! Thanks for joining the SNS challenge this month.

Margaret said...

This is fabulous! I can't believe this started out as a Reader's Digest! The texture on the cover is wonderful and your pages are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

Patricia said...

Tania, this is so cool! I hope I can do as well with my first altered journal. Just need a theme. Glad to be on team with you.

Moira Gray said...

Fantastic make, great to be on Altered Eclectic DT with you.

Moira xx

Vickie Y said...

Fabulous altered journal. It is so much fun to be on the DT with all of the creative designers!