Sunday, April 6, 2014

Impossible Things Altered Book Pages!

 Happy Sunday everyone! leslierahye here to share with you the completion of my pages created with the niche that I started last month. I left off with the pages gessoed and the base of the niche cut with the boxes placed into the recess.

I began by layering color with Faber-Castell Gelatos and Derwent watercolor pencils. Using a variety of stencils I chalked with Pan Pastels in various places and smeared gently with my fingers. 

Layers of paper, burlap paper and tissue tape were added for more texture both actual and implied. More stenciling occurred. I also inked the edges of the pages and recess with Copper Brilliance Ink. A stamped quote was added on a piece of distressed card stock. 

The "specimens" were cut from a piece of SEI paper and added to the niches in the recess and to the burlap strip below the recess. Mini dew drops from Robin's Nest were added to a few niche boxes as well. 

I hope after the past month you are inspired to try altering a book yourself. Remember "The impossible is often the untried!" Thank you for stopping by!

 Be sure to click below if you missed any of the posts on Altered Books! The team shared lots of tips and inspiration during the month! We hope you enjoyed them!


  1. Excellent post! I enjoyed seeing how you finished it!

  2. I love this book, and I'm so excited to incorporate some niches into my own altered books! Very inspiring Leslie!