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The above picture is of my kitty Baxter, or better known as Mr. Boo, as he is a big scaredy cat.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Altered Art Book

You may ask "Now you make all these really cute projects, but what do you do with them?" Well, since you asked I keep most of them in this wonderful book I am making. When I first make the piece I put it up on my bulletin board and when the challenge is over I put them in this book. It's really a weekly planner and it works great with the weekly challenges as I can put them in the week they were done. I also use some of the pieces I make in card I do - I like to show my book around and if someone like a piece I'll take it and make a card for them.
For the book I pained the whole thing with Gesso for a good starting place, I then added crackle paint in Old Paper, stamped images, and Alcohol Inks. The wing and letters are Grungboard. The letters are painted with Fire Brick Crackle Paint and while it was still wet I added glitter. The wings are painted a metallic Gold and the cat image is from Altered Pages. I still want to add more to it so it's a work in progress.

1 comment:

Simple Journeys said...

This is a very good idea. I usually just toss my challenge pieces into a plastic box. In a book like this, they can be enjoyed more easily and more often!