Monday, October 10, 2011

Secret Garden Altered Book Page - "Dickon"

This is the latest page in my altered book.  I really enjoyed making this one.
This is a page about Dickon from The Secret Garden. Below, I have shown some of the steps to make this layout. In the first step, I gessoed the page and added some ink and some torn paper.
Next I added more gesso over the entire page.
I painted the lower half of the pages with a mushroom acrylic glaze and scraped a blue glaze over the top of the pages.
I went over the page with various shades of green acrylic paints and glazes.

Next, I stamped various images and used a couple of stencils to add paint and spray ink.

I then stamped and then hand painted some flowers along the bottom of the pages.
I cut out a tree and glued it to the page and added oil pastels to the tree trunk to make it seem to be hand painted on the page. I added Dickon, the cut out leaves, the bird, the animals and the quote from the book and used a charcoal pencil to shade the elements. I also overstamped with a few stamps and stamped "Dickon" on the page.

I am linking up with Art Journal Every Day at Balzer Designs. If you are in the mood for some wonderful art journaling inspiration, visit Julie's blog - you won't be disappointed.


Lludria said...

Hi Tricia! Thank you for your words in my blog. I have link you for my inspiration, you make so pretty pages! I love them!Thank you to share how to do it!!
Love "Secret Garden" book and movie too. Have a nice day ♥

Cecilia said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I love your pages. They are amazing.
Kisses frem Spain.

Alda said...

thank you so much for your kind comment on my time flies page..It is so good to know someone is enjoying my work.
I love your pages..they are very inspiring. The step by step are awsome!!

DeeJae (Deb) said...

Hi Tricia,

I enjoy seeing the steps in your work! What a wonderful altered book page, I love the book The Secret Garden.

I haven't been able to visit you as often due to being busy with my new job and my husband's illness/hospitalization. My dh has numerous doctor appointments with specialists for the next few weeks. I'm hoping for the best and a good recovery but we won't know until further tests are done as to what his actual condition is now. I will be back to visit when I can as time allows. :-)


Sandy said...

I saw you over on Art Journal Every Day and then popped over to your blog to check out more of your work.

All I can say is WOW! Fabulous and so whimsical. Love it! Thanks for sharing.


Sandy said...

Sorry - also meant to ask - may I link you?