Friday, September 25, 2009

Altered Book #7 - Make Your Garden Beautiful....and they will come

This is an antique book that had beautiful deckled pages, yellowed and aged.  But the spine was missing so I decided to cover it to make it look very organic.  I gathered some mosses and vines and glued it on the spine and cover.   I placed an antique escutcheon on the front cover.  Still a work in progress while I altered the inside.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Altered Book #6 The Empty Nest

This was a private and boarding school directory before it became a birds nest.  I created a mother bird out of clay and placed it in the center of the empty nest.  The book was very thick.  I used a razor blade(s) to shred it into a nest.  It was very theraputic to cut, cut, cut, cut, cut..............

Monday, September 21, 2009

Altered Book #5 - Sleeping Memories

This was an old embossed scrapbook.  I cut a window out of it and embedded an original watercolor paintng on paper and some embossed paper (gold).   I've seen some really beautiful old scrapbooks/photoalbums for sale on Ebay - I keep hoping to snag one cheap.