This is the last of my more regular posts for Altered Arts Magazine. While I am busy with other artistic endeavors, I will be posting periodically as the occasion arises. Altered Arts with Mixed Media is my heart and soul!!! Keep a look on my blog and FB to view more ideas and art published in Altered Arts Magazine. Thank you all for your positive input. It has been so enriching helping those who need ideas and want to know more about "how to." Keep emailing me and messaging for input.
I am in awe of all the posts by the design team showcasing tips, techniques, and glorious eye candy with art designed within books.
Word paper is added on the left side and a collage image of the child. The left side started by using a metallic, thick body paint for the background. A quote is added with ribbon and grommets around it. Punch out letters is added to the bottom. Most times I like to express a thought, song, or feeling in my altered book art.
The cover was made by cutting some of my designed paste paper to fit over the Davy board. The word "inspire" is stamped on the front.
A long scrap of cardstock is folded accordion style and glued to the inside cover. Before that, the piece of cardstock is enhanced with oil pastels and layering of stamp images.
My last post showed using unusual media like wall glaze. here I used wall glaze, watercolors, oil pastels, collage images, and embellishments. The one embellishment by the "Dream" quote I handmade with mica powder, creating a mold, and thick embossing powders.
Cutting, and shortening covers add excitement and texture to your books. This was my display at CHA in 2007.
A window is cut out and a transparency printed out on my ink jet printer. The image is my own graphic design. Paper, paint, fibers, and a rub on complete the look.
Many ways to alter books with various media!!! Some art even makes a statement!!!
I chuckle that the cat is drinking catnip, there is bones in a bottle, and the shirt has a stain. Children are the most free and creative people I know!!!
I know there are so many ideas and examples on this post! As always, I will be around to answer emails and messages on FB. I am here to help and inspire when I can.
Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea