Thursday, July 14, 2011

Altered Book - Project 1

"My Explorations of the World"
Altered Book - First Project

My altered book theme is going to be centered around lists. An easy start (on page 5, mind you) was to list the countries that I've visited...inspired by an old atlas I bought last year at a garage sale for $1. The saying, one person's trash is another person's treasure rings true in this case. I used the maps as well as the selected text from the atlas for this piece.

I also tried out my new acrylic paints and walnut ink spray. The spray was used on the plant to tone down the green and give it a splotchy look. It turned out well. I started to fuss a bit trying to make it perfect, so reminded myself to just enjoy the process. This is just an exploration of paints, sprays, and papers...not a masterpiece. A good exercise for me. I called it done and started working on Project #2 with great success.

I'm having fun and that's the important part.

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