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Topic: Craftalong Round Two: Altered Book Making  (Read 5507 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2005 11:20:14 AM »

Those are all so awesome! 

When in the world was the sign-up?  I looked for it just about every day...must of missed it. Cry
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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2005 12:31:42 PM »

I'm not sure what book I'm going to use yet....should I find something I have around the house, or pick up something inspiring at the used book store???

something inspiring at the bookstore! I love going to bookstores...There's a used one here in Tulsa that is gigantic! It even has it's own restaurant attached!
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2005 05:06:57 PM »

 

When in the world was the sign-up?  I looked for it just about every day...must of missed it. Cry

If you'd like, I can sign you up! Smiley

BTW, you can do a search in the swap search section or the archive section to find out the details for this quarters swap.
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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2005 07:12:55 PM »

I'm just poking my head in here to look at everyone's stuff, and it's great!  I love everything!  bkrenning4, I love how you continued the picture on the other page.  It's so pretty...

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Are you gals using a regular 'ole glue stick?

When I do altered books, I use the almighty Mod Podge.  *holy light*  I love it... It'll stick absolutely anything to the page.  *hugs Mod Podge*
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2005 10:09:41 PM »

I'm not sure what book I'm going to use yet....should I find something I have around the house, or pick up something inspiring at the used book store???

something inspiring at the bookstore! I love going to bookstores...There's a used one here in Tulsa that is gigantic! It even has it's own restaurant attached!

Ooh, which one is that? The one on Garnett? (Or is the one i'm thinking of on Mingo?) I'm going to the one in Broken Arrow but I usually find it lacking
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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2005 10:16:29 PM »



Ooh, which one is that? The one on Garnett? (Or is the one i'm thinking of on Mingo?) I'm going to the one in Broken Arrow but I usually find it lacking

Yes, that's the one!! I think it's on Mingo... Gardeners (sp?) Smiley it is just the most fabulous book store!
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2005 07:33:48 AM »


I used a cotton swap and a mixutre of greens, black and yellow to try to duplicate the tree. 

I free handed the flowers and grasses on the bottom.

Finally, I added a three-dimensional dragonfly and lilac.



I feel as if the page is still missing something.  I am going to take a break and come back to it later.  Any suggestions?Huh?




I wouldn't change a thing. IMHO, and simply as a gawker to this wonderful swap, I think it's already perfect. The tree sprouting from the binding is a rich symbol. And well executed, too.

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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2005 06:39:54 PM »

I don't have any pictures to post just yet, but I thought I'd share what I have done so far:  (BTW, I'm doing a blank book instead of a printed book because I have a respect for the printed word that I just can't overcome, not even to turn a crappy book into wonderful art.  So I'm working with a cheap cloth-bound sketchbook)
First I started with the endpapers and glued down purple organza ribbon at each end of the book to tie it shut with.  Then I cut some wrapping paper to size (kind of an antiquey, pastel paper -- it's technically wedding gift wrap, but since I got married a couple months ago, it's appropriate), rubber stamped some birds and flowers on it, then crumpled it up to give it texture, smoothed it out, and pasted it on, over the original endpapers.  It still needs something -- I like those embossed butterflies on BKrenning's book -- I might do something like that.  Then on the first page I glued down a beautiful skeletal leaf I found in La Tigra cloud forest and glued a sheet of vellum on top of it.  It looks really cool, but needs a border of some kind.
then I skipped a page and made a photo pocket -- I cut a rectangle 1/2 inch smaller than the size of a photo, and pasted edges on the bottom and 2 sides to the sheet below, so I can slip a photo in and it will show through the hole in the top page, if I am explaining that well.  I put in a photo of a red macaw that I took in Copan Ruinas.  I made some color copies of macaw feathers (from the same Copan macaws -- they shed like crazy apparently -- I found a ton of feathers there) and am going to cut them out and paste them on the page facing the photo. Oh, and I punched holes above the photo, and threaded a colorful yarn through them so the photo doesn't fall out.
I am going to work some more with the Honduras theme,but first I need to make some copies of some photos I have of my trip to the Carribean coast with my then-fiancee, and of our wedding, too, of course. 
but for right now I am going to skip some pages and start gluing in stuff I've been making at work -- I just started working at an art center, and have been exposed to so many cool things I want to try!!! I just made some cool tissue paper banderitas, which could easily be incorporated.
Oh, and I used to be a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras and met my husband there, which is why I have the whole Honduras theme going.
happy crafting, everyone!
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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2005 08:43:18 PM »

Is anyone else totally lagging or just me? I still have not found a book but am determined to just pick one of my own tonight and start tonight.
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2005 09:08:54 PM »

At first I thought, "I can use this project to make my horrid algebra book look better!"  But, I don't think my teacher would respect that idea, so I'm using a copy of Alice in Wonderland that I got for $5.00.  It's kinda tiny, though.  I have some ideas, but I haven't done anything yet.


princesakati, I never even thought of using a blank book...I might have to keep that in the back of my mind if I blank on what to do.

Are there any good links of materials and means of doing this?
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