A selection of bird items from my Etsy shop:
Archive for the ‘Altered Books’ Category
I’m so excited once again to be published in Altered Arts magazine! My French themed altered book is in the Fall 09 issue on pages 44, 45 and 47! There was also a nice editors note saying they had trouble choosing and that more of my book would be published in their e-magazine in issues 19, 20 and 21. I’m really thrilled
The issue is available now in stores and on-line. For more info on Altered Arts Magazine their website is: http://www.alteredarts.com/
I had a cute little paper mache book ornament that I’d been hanging on to, not sure what to do with it and I finally got the idea to make it into a spellbook for Halloween. I painted the entire book grey and then added crackle paint to the outside, and adhered silver tinsels around the sides. On the front I added an image of a little girl and put a purple witches hat eyelet on her head, I put a purple rhinestone in the hole of the eyelet to cover it up:) I stamped a few skulls on the front with Staz-on ink and added pink and purple rhinestones to their eyes. On the side I added a vintage looking stamped label and wrote “Spellbook”. I thought inside the little witch could be hiding a secret and so I filled a tiny glass bottle with beads and glitter and added some fibers to the top and a tiny label that says “poison” *insert evil witchy laugh* I think it turned out cute!
This book was inspired by one I saw on the old Rubberbabybuggybumper site.
I took a large shipping tag and two smaller tags and covered them in a reddish/pink ink using a sponge and then embossed some Asian stamp images (from Hero Arts) in gold all over the tags. Then I taped the two smaller tags to either side of the larger tag to make the shape of a Kimono (very clever, huh?:) I also wraped some ribbon and added a coin to the front and tied some fibers to the tag holes. Then using another large tag as a template I folded a 12×12 piece of cardstock in an accordion fold and traced and cut out the tag shape to make the “pages” of the book. I added some more stamped images and some torn washi and origami papers to the pages to finish them off.