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Topic: Ongoing Altered Journal-a-long-CLOSED--see last page for NEW THREAD  (Read 356429 times)
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« Reply #1700 on: July 05, 2009 01:31:40 PM »

Selkie- I like your pages, Junior High was bad for me. I love klimpt paintings so I like that page best!
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« Reply #1701 on: July 06, 2009 01:16:32 PM »

I'm not sure how I discovered this thread, but I love it. I decided to start my own altered journal and did my first page today.
I love painting backgrounds but when I get to embellishing I freeze, and question myself. What do I put on the page? I don't have that many cool embellishments. Maybe I should go buy more. Can I put things that don't directly relate to what my "theme" is?
I did red first, with the intention of doing a rainbow series of pages, so I couldn't grasp exactly what to make the page about. I'm afraid right now my creative side is most satisfied by imitating others' work, because I myself don't know how to pull all the elements together.
So here it is.

As with most of my work lately, you can see lots of Phizzy-inspired elements.
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« Reply #1702 on: July 06, 2009 02:03:11 PM »

I love the upside down heart that says heart!!!
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hey, are you going to throw that away?


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« Reply #1703 on: July 06, 2009 02:03:35 PM »

your page is beautiful! and i wouldnt worry so much about running off of inspiration from others.... i think that is parting of finding your own style. just remember that its your book, you can put anything in it that you want to, and there is no "wrong" way
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« Reply #1704 on: July 06, 2009 02:51:06 PM »

I love it. I really like the letters spelling red.
I dont really use embelishments on mine..like I mentioned before I raid my kids art box for the stuff I use.
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« Reply #1705 on: July 06, 2009 04:56:03 PM »

this is lovely. i think when it comes to embellishment add what you like/love. it looks great.
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« Reply #1706 on: July 06, 2009 05:10:42 PM »

Looks good!
Add what you like and experiment!
That is what I have been doing and I finally feel like I have a "style"
Look up different altered books online.
And get books from the library.
Do something you normally wouldn't try.
Eventually, you will find what you like and you'll know what you want to add to your pages.

I felt exactly the same way you did when I first started so I know how you feel.


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« Reply #1707 on: July 06, 2009 08:59:14 PM »

Everyone's been turning out some amazing pages! I love seeing the mix of new and old themes with spontaneous pages. Cheesy

Also, hi everyone who just joined! I've been slacking off on posting, but have been catching up in this thread every so often.  Wink

I just finished two pages, one themed and one not.

I finished my page based on the letter 'A'. I found this scan of a book with the 'Grotesque Alphabet' in it, so I'm going to be trying to use those on all of my alphabet pages.



A is for Apple, Athena, Alphabet, Ale, Arms, Ace, Argyle and Ace. And let's not forget Alliteration. Cheesy I'll replace the crummy photo when it's not midnight and I have some sunlite.

I also did a page based on the recent protests in Iran. Powerful, moving and scary things are going on over there right now.


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« Reply #1708 on: July 06, 2009 09:11:06 PM »

Is it terrible that I have no idea what is going on in the world? I think so. I'm usually crafting or watching the scifi channel. I'm seriously terrified of the apocalypse so I try not to watch any new/movies/tv shows that have ANYTHING to do with it. The whole crystal skull/2012/Nulcear war terrifies me, it makes me feel sick and give me anxiety and I have panic attacks.

BUt back to the point, that is a erally beautiful page about what is happening in Iran. And you could always add audio-astrophysics to you're A page!  Wink

I'm working on a new page right now. I'll probably post pics later tonight!
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« Reply #1709 on: July 06, 2009 09:50:15 PM »

Here is my newest page, I'm posting this just before I go to bed! Night/morning to you all! I have a fasination with eyes...

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