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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2013 06:45:34 PM »

but taking my pen and writing over it.... gulp....

It gets easier Smiley I think picking a book that has no meaning or memories for you might be a bit easier, but I have found that I sometimes catch myself reading the pages I am suppose to be creating on. It wouldn't be such a big deal if it was after I've ripped half the pages out.
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2013 07:38:58 PM »

I love reading books and I adore the smell etc but I guess if i have another copy I would love to do something artsy with a book that means something to me. Though instead of completely vandalizing it to a point it is unrecognizable i would prefer to use it as a way to express for my love for that book. In that vein I would love to do it with twilight series.. maybe my next project will be that after i complete my love poem notebook...
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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2013 10:16:09 PM »

Wow...I'm away from the computer for a couple days and a whole bunch of people show up! Cheesy

I'm already loving the pages you guys have posted:

@Audio: I love the spread you posted. The colors are amazing...can't wait to see it finished!

@Leatherandlace: I like how you are using an old diary to create a new art journal. Part of me thinks you should keep at least some of the old diary pages for posterity...but then I'm super glad my diaries from my youth didn't survive. I went through a truly horrible poetry phase that doesn't need to ever be found again.  Roll Eyes

Also: I'll be catching up on making links for everyone on the main page...but it will take me a few days. I have school Mon-Thurs and the last couple days I've been sick. I should be able to catch up with everyone by the weekend though.
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2013 03:02:41 AM »

and doing an art journal class on-line

Do you mind if I ask which class you are taking?

It's called 'Embrace the Day'. More about having a weekly prompt (based around emotions) than techniques, but it's great sharing pages with other people, and seeing how they tackle things. Everyone's pages are so different - its fascinating! (http://lthykesonsmixedmediauniques.ning.com/ or http://pamelajoypurses.ning.com/group/laura-thykeson-funroom/forum/topics/embrace-the-day-new-workshop-expessive-arts-and-writing-workshop for more info)
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« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2013 07:47:45 AM »

Oooh, mini_mum... those are some inspiring sites... I'm joining both!
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« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2013 09:25:58 AM »

The bubble wrap looking part is a stencil, it's what's left over from sequins. I got it at a local party store, it makes cool ribbons too.

leather and lace! i love that spread, it actually inspired a spread for me.

It's one step at a time for me. I always think i'm going to sit down and do something awesome, but it never ends that way, as you practice everyday, it gets so much easier! So even if you hate a page, it'll be cool to let it stick around and you'll get to see your style and ability progress!
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« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2013 12:28:15 PM »

I love reading books and I adore the smell etc but I guess if i have another copy I would love to do something artsy with a book that means something to me. Though instead of completely vandalizing it to a point it is unrecognizable i would prefer to use it as a way to express for my love for that book. In that vein I would love to do it with twilight series.. maybe my next project will be that after i complete my love poem notebook...

I really like this idea! My favorite book is Watership Down, I would love to get a copy to work with.
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« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2013 02:06:56 PM »

It used to bother me to "ruin" a perfectly good book, but as I use mostly old rejects from the library or auctions, I've come to terms with the fact that if I don't do anything with them they're not likely ever to be read or even glanced at again. I have to read them first though, just as a tribute to its history (sometimes they're surprisingly good!)

UPDATE: Got my deerhide today! I think I'm going to dye it to a darker brown and do a bit of distressing before I bind my book, but it really is a beautiful, BIG piece! My grandpa sent me about twice what I actually need, so maybe I will make a set of smaller books to match. Who knows?

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« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2013 02:53:38 PM »

Lovely pages so far!

I've found foreign language books to be pretty good because that way I don't end up reading them! Cheesy Old hardback ladybird books are really good too, and the bonus is you can pick a subject that is relevant. I've altered those for holidays in the past.
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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2013 03:10:19 PM »

Leather and Lace- That is going to be a gorgeous book! I got an elk hide from someone I was working for over the summer. My intent was to turn it into a few pairs of winter moccasin type boots, but I have not done that yet. Maybe I'll look into making a book instead.

I finally started working in my newest journal. Not really going in the direction I thought, but I am still happy with the spread in progress.
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