Sunday, September 19, 2010

Altered Book

I have been inspired by Laurel to make an altered book. Oh how I love her books!

I think it's also because I'm asking my students to make one. 
That'd be pretty rude of me to make them do one, when I dont have one of my own!

I got this book, Creative Paint Worshop, recently and LOVE it! 
 I took her advice with step by step instructions on basic layering as my first altered book pages. 
Here's my first finished "spread".  

(the book is 5x7" closed)

I used about 7 or 8 different layers when all said and done. 
There are two different collage layers, a doodle/text layer, and multiple thin acrylic wash layers. I finished it off with a china marker to add more contrast and stripes. 
Gosh, now I wish I had taken pictures after each layer! I'll try to remember to do that next time.

1 comment:

  1. What a great sense of depth all those layer give!
    Thanks for the link!