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« Reply #2530 on: November 30, 2009 09:02:39 PM »

I have begun the begine!  Here are my first ten pages. I am timid at first, leaving a lot of white space, but I imagine I will "get going" after awhile.  I hope the last one is not offensive to anyone...



tree seeds, apple seeds, and birch bark-
















so, thanks for looking.  I hope the next batch I post will be an improvement...
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« Reply #2531 on: December 01, 2009 04:29:35 PM »

I hope you don't mind, but I'd love to join in - you've inspired me to get creative! I usually hate using new books, with blank pages, but somehow recycling an old book into inspirational art is therapeutic!

Here are some pages I have done already...

Purple & Green:


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Green


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Merlin (inspired by the myths challenge... I need something to go with this though for the other page)


Flames


With the flames page, I had the idea to do a double spread for the 4 elements - earth, water, fire and air, so that is what I'm working on now...
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« Reply #2532 on: December 01, 2009 06:16:59 PM »

I love your color themed pages!  Cheesy What book are you altering? From some of the text i could see on the last page it looks strange  Cheesy
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« Reply #2533 on: December 01, 2009 10:07:08 PM »

Thank you  Smiley The book I'm using is 'Over the Water' by Maude Casey, and it's a Children's book about an Irish girl.
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« Reply #2534 on: December 03, 2009 10:24:35 AM »

merlin and FIRE is amazing!!! wish i could draw!
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« Reply #2535 on: December 03, 2009 12:49:39 PM »

mpemporium, I really like your pages so far! welcome aboard!

and blupaisan that page with the skull looks very cool.

I've been experimenting with actual writing in my journal, which felt good, but I may cover it over because it's pretty personal and I want to be able to show anyone this book.
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« Reply #2536 on: December 03, 2009 07:47:42 PM »

blupaison, mpemprium-  welcome, nice pages!
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« Reply #2537 on: December 05, 2009 06:21:16 AM »

They look great, I love your fire page!
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« Reply #2538 on: December 06, 2009 03:02:50 PM »

Two more pages for me - this first one was upside-down on purpose so it would be awkward to read, I still may cover the words later on, but for now it's done.



The second one started with me playing with my insect stickers.



The braid that runs across the page ends in a little bead. At first I was very shy about having things hang off the page, but now I really like it!

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« Reply #2539 on: December 07, 2009 01:41:13 PM »

I love your idea of writing upside down!
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