Sunday, June 22, 2008

May 2-4 - COLORS ALTERED BOOK

My daughter and I had some special bonding time together over the weekend and decided to create "color" books from altered children's board books. We sanded the gloss down from the pages, layered on acrylic paints and drizzled on Pearl Ex powdered pigments (mixed with some water) then collaged and embellished with a white gel pen.

This is one of my favorite books that I've done. I think this is because I really like the way the pages turned out - similar to what I've seen in books, but have never been able to create until now. Also it is a tiny "journal" of what was going on at that time in my life and shows things I like. Just a little window of my world. (Gas is NOW $4.55 a gallon here - amazingly it has stayed at that price for more than 3 days. For awhile the price jumped 5 cents a gallon every few days. I hope this is it. I wonder if the price will ever go down???? Probably not - just like my daughter will Probably Not finish her book - I don't think she even painted all her pages - but she was a great cheerleader for my efforts.)

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1 comment:

WendyK said...

Beautifully done