Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Altered Books First Try



I just haven't done it. Altered books - I've seen the videos, pages, beautiful pages, read the how to....but never really worked on one. A friend asked me to work in her book - actually, I proposed a book swap to some crafty-artsy friends and "Marie" and others took me up on it. So, here I am on the first try for Marie. I agreed to make 4 pages in her book using the theme of Hopes and Dreams. Thanks to my friends at AAWA for answering my many questions. I had fun using beeswax, stencils, inks and more for backgrounds.

9 comments:

Jeri Aaron said...

I am thrilled that you've tried your hand at altering a book - you go girl!!

I adore the corsages - they "look" tiny, NOT gaudy!!!

I really like everything I'm seeing on your blog Barbara - I don't have enough time in the day to get to most of the wonderful blogs out there but am so glad I stopped by yours today!

BJ said...

Wonderful my girl... I know I should get started on one, I just need to do it..

Susan said...

Your first two pages are great! The best thing about altered books is you can do and use just about anything and it's a great way to use alot of "stuff" laying around!
Susan

Diann said...

Barbara, your first altered book pages are wonderful and you have done outstanding work...but, you always do! I'm so glad you tried altering a book. Diann

Linda Manning Findley said...

pretty work Babara and glad you have joined the AB crowd ...... Linda F

Nancy said...

Beautiful job! Do you want to keep on doing them now? Claudia and I are in an altered book club locally and I look forward to doing two pages each month.

Anonymous said...

Barbara I am honored to have had you work in my book!! Forever Grateful!!

Linda said...

I just happened about your blog through a link from someone's elses and I am glad I did. Your AB pages age wonderful. I have not worked on an AB for some time but you are sparking my interest in doing another.

Now, I am going back to look at more of the artwork you have posted.

Linda Schultz

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I looks amazing! I am sure it is even more amazing in person!