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malizindie
« on: April 24, 2007 09:23:11 AM »

I caught on to the altered book craze a while ago, and after stumbling upon some old international postcards (holy cow the stamps were cool) I thought I'd give it a go.

Here's what I came up with so far...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/fong_torres/products%20of%20my%20creativity/DSCN2229.jpg

And a close up of the left side:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/fong_torres/products%20of%20my%20creativity/DSCN2228.jpg
(It reads : We travel the world over to find the beautiful)


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007 12:25:42 PM »

Terrific!Is that green paper or paint on the page?
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007 08:32:23 PM »

I used green scrapbooking paper. The earthy paper on the left side is handmade and I died the tags with coffee. Since this pic, I've tied the tags to the three individual cut pages in the middle and moved on to another page with a window! (I was feeling ambitious.)

Now would be a good time to ask: any helpful hints when creating a window for altered books?
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007 08:46:46 AM »

Use a NEW sharp blade!!!! I've gotten some raggedy edges-but I usually cover it with paper any ways Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2007 06:48:29 PM »

When I'm doing a window, I like to have several pages glued together before I cut the window (for stability, especially if you plan to embellish the edges)
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007 07:03:24 PM »

Excellent advice McJulie-O Grin
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