Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Work progressing on my altered book

I have been working on my altered book. It seems to be a work in progress, even the pages I've finished I seem to want to go back and add stuff. The page above on the left has a large kiwi fruit glued on and layers of paint and words. The page on the right has been cut off and replaced with 2 small paper bags which hold a tag. I haven't done anything to the tags yet, an looking for ideas and inspiration for them! The two small hands are made from air dried clay.

Below is the following page. Sorry about the flash glare, I think I need to purchase one of those small tripods so I can take the photo without movement or glare. Anyway, the page has two sugar sachets glued on and has been stamped with the stamp pad, and then over stamped with a scroll stamp and writing. Don't know that the colours are that exciting, but I kind of go with the flow and see what happens!

Remeber the first page I did?

Well I went back and added the filmstrip and eyes. I got the filmstrips from Darkroom Door in Australia. I think I will have to start collecting magazines too, they seem to be useful for cutting out random images and words! I'm amazed at what I can use in my art work!

I don't own many stamp pads. I have 4 TH distress pads and one staz on in black which I use all the time. However I have found that the distress inks don't dry too fast, which is a pain in the neck when you're waiting for stuff to dry. I would like to purchase more stamp pads, and am wondering if the staz on is the way to go? Does anyone have any reccomendations?
I also want to say hi to Anna who left a comment about the shredded paper, why I didn't think of turning it into paper I don't know! Doh! Talk about the obvious! Thanks for triggering something upstairs!
Hope you are having a fab week!


Margaret said...

Your book looks fab, I love what you're doing and the additions to the first pages really complete them. I use the distress inks also but apply them with a slightly damp sponge, don't know if you are doing this but they to dry a bit quicker. I use Staz brown all the time and like these type of inks as you can keep working over without them running.
Enjoy your dafs. M

morningDove said...

oh i love your work in altered books. this is a lovely creation.
i'm working on one but it is very, very slow going.

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Carole!
I love ALL of your artwork on your blog!!!! You are one talented lady!!! I'm especially drawn to your altered book . . . it's WONDERFUL!!!! I like the Distressed Inks a lot . . . I also like the Ranger Adirondack colors because they go together so well . . . they come in Lights, Earthtones, and Brights . . . if I were to pick which ones to start off with . . . I would pick Earthtones . . . then go to Brights . . . and then to Lights . . . just my two cents!!!!! LOL!!!!!

miss_music_america said...

Fabulous blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I've been thinking of starting one--I've just never thought I've had much to say! I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks for sharing!