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« on: September 22, 2013 04:50:51 PM »

I was paired with the talented MissingWillow in the Vintage Hallowe'en Swap and created this altered book for her. Half of the pages were removed with a carpet knife and the remaining were torn a few at a time in a circle to get some dimension in there. The Creature from the Black Lagoon needed some grass so I trimmed a few pages on his side. Then the inside and outside pages were antiqued before I glued the papercuts between the pages. This was an incredibly fun project to do even if I had to butcher my copy of The Return of Moriarty in the process!

This first picture is courtesy of MissingWillow (thank you!)





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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013 06:12:22 PM »

This is off the chain insane!!! So many layers, I could get lost in this. Awesome work, I am soooo envious of your swap partner!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013 04:45:31 PM »

I think this is so awesome! You put those images together beautifully. I love that scared little girl in the front. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013 07:30:28 PM »

Wow. How wonderfully insane of a project. I love altered books! Your detail and dimensional effects are great! Very creepy. A great use of a book for the shadow box. Love it!

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2013 09:38:17 AM »

I just about fell over when I opened this!  It just blows me away.  If you have any in-process photos I would love to see them.  I own it and still can't figure out how you made it.  It's magic, I tell ya!  Thank you thank you thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013 10:14:34 AM »

pottermouth that is sooo awsome!!! you are definitely one of my craftster crushes! lol admired!
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2013 04:57:16 AM »

This is so neat!  Every time I look at it, I see something new.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2013 03:47:19 PM »

Thanks so much friends. This project was fun to do, minus the part of driving around and looking everywhere for the perfect book and then realizing the best one was on my bookshelf  Cheesy! My in progress pics, which are few, are stinky. Can't work a camera for anything. The process is easy to do though; just make sure you have a super sharp carpet knife for the book and new Exacto blades for the images. Other than that, the rest is glue, antiquing fluid and remembering to leave a little tab on the edge of your image so you can glue it between the pages.
You can kind of see how the images are slid between the pages:


Glad I got to make it for you, MissingWillow!
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013 07:39:54 AM »

This is really wonderful!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013 05:11:33 PM »

I look at this project with awe and wonder.
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