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1  Altered Index-card Book (AIB) -- Image Loaded! in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by aussiegirl625 on: March 30, 2010 04:09:23 PM
Okay, here goes my first post...

I do some hand-made cards and some altered journals, but I have so much stuff and no real place to set it all up...I haven't been crafting at all lately because of this. About 2 weeks ago, I came up with the perfect solution! Work on something smaller!

I bought 3x5 index cards that were spiral bound, found some of my favourite papers and embellishments, and packed up my re-usable grocery bag with those things and some other paper-crafting essentials (glue-in many forms, scissors, tape, stamp/ink pads, cardboard, and snacks) and I headed out to work.

I work overnights at a pet-hotel so when we are low on guests, there is loads of time to kill between cleaning and playing with the puppies  Wink Working on a smaller scale also makes it really easy to put down what I'm working on when one of the animals needs attending to!

I've been bringing it to work with me for about a week now and worked on it a bit at home, too. I think I've put about 8-12 hours into it so far, and here's what I have...










This shows the sand in detail.










This shows the 3-D look a bit better


I don't like this one as much...I think I need to do something with the white boarder around "Magic"


This is two pages (first page with a window cut into it and affixed to the second by way of elevated glue dot)



this one has a flap...



The "gold leaf" is actually gold spray-paint on the waxy side of an oak leaf. The spray paint dried and released from the leaf, leaving this really cool embellishment.




I'm not sure what to call this one... "Through the looking glass" or "the other side" seem to come to mind most, but I plan on doing an Alice themed page so I don't want to use "through the looking glass" on this one... suggestions welcomed!




This one doesn't feel done yet... but I don't know what else to do with it...


I really like this one, I think it is one of my most creative ones  Grin I really liked the idea of putting the fish behind the cellophane-like stuff ... like it's underwater   Wink



I need to change the jump-rings...I was at work and all I had was a paper clip and a pair of pliers, so they are a bit big...





there's a layer in between, but it's not that interesting yet, so I'll spare you...




That's the last one, so far...

It is a 50 page book, so if I get good feed back, I'll post more as I complete them!

If you have any ideas as to what I should do on the "backs" of the pages...a guy I work with was thinking make the back pages journaling pages, and I do like that idea, but not quite sure how I'd go about it...other suggestions would be great...I could different things so the backs of all 50 pages aren't the same thing...

Also, the down side to working with bound index cards (as opposed to making rollos) is that you are left with the white space where the cards are bound... I could get some coloured glimmer mist or some other form of spray colour to soften the white spaces, but there has to be something more creative to do with it...

What do you think??

I love both constructive criticism and notes on what you like!

Thanks so much for looking!!!
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