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« on: May 17, 2014 06:38:25 AM »

I've been altering book pages for years, but recently I've been thinking more about the outsides of the books and the idea of them as sculptures. These are my first two altered book 'sculptures'... Smiley

The Earth's Secrets - with it's sealed contents remaining a mystery, just like archaeology hidden in the earth. There are flowers and shoots growing out of the book, and the pocketwatch represents the passing of time Smiley


The Butterfly - I like to think that it's been fluttering over flowers in meadows before it drifts on the breeze into the library and rests on this book.


This one has more things pressed between it's pages...


Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014 07:21:05 AM »

Lovely - they make me curious about what's inside, so it is rather evil of you to seal them!  I love the patina on the first one.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014 07:44:34 AM »

I love them!

(Even though I am a book lover and usually not in favour of 'distroying' books. But over the years I've learned that some are beyond keeping.)
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014 08:29:53 AM »

She's not destroyed the book, she's taken it to the next level of being XD

I think this is beautiful. I do agree that it is evil that you sealed up those goodies on the inside XD

I'm all for "book art". A few months ago I turned a copy of the Prisoner of Azkaban into a book safe. I've been using the guts for all kinds of things : paper roses, art doll dresses, for art cards. It's given me a whole new perspective on books XD
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014 03:05:04 PM »

Thank you! Smiley

I have some books that I could never touch, they're too special, but some are definitely ripe for art-ing up! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014 07:30:51 AM »

This is beautiful, Phizzy. Love the idea of reusing old books.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014 08:25:15 AM »

How awesome that your books both have secrets! Way to think "outside the book". Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014 07:47:03 PM »

These are so beautiful! It looks like you could have dug them out of some magic trunk luggage tucked away in an artist's attic Smiley. You are such a talented lady!
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014 11:41:30 PM »

Aw, thank you! Hmm...a whole trunk of books would be fun!


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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2014 05:43:28 PM »

These are beautiful! They would make such a beautiful display.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014 02:11:19 AM »

Thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014 06:21:26 PM »

I saw a small showing of art made out of books at a local college. I was disappointed, I mean, I can glue a book to a nice background and frame it. But I wouldn't! I would alter the book, make it beautiful and more than it was, give it a second life. Your altered books are beautiful and put the lack luster show I saw to shame. I see much more artistic and fantastic art here on Craftster. Craft...no art!
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014 04:30:21 PM »

Thank you so much! Kiss

That's such a shame that the exhibition wasn't more exciting and varied Undecided
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Awesome book!
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Beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2014 02:42:58 PM »

Thank you!
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