Saturday, December 28, 2013

More Steampunk Altered Book Pages

Here are the rest of the steampunk pages from my altered book page swap.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

"Maps Gone Steampunk" Altered Book Swap

I've been very busy making art over this time I've been off, mostly focused on the Christmas season, but I want to post pictures of my Steampunk book made as a page swap. Here are a few pictures. Will post the rest later.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Background Page for Dec. 1

There was a "Create a Background" challenge on the Altered Book Facebook page, so I decided to create one for the beginning of my "December" Altered Book. I plan to do a sort-of "December Daily" although it will be done altered book style. I had fun with this one and it got pretty messy - the best part! I used a decoupaged napkin, scraped paint, stencils and paint, spray inks, washi tape and more. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with this through the month of December.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Junque Journal #2 Pages

These are a few pages from my second homemade smash book or glue book, lovingly called a Junque Journal. I take a marble composition book and use it to alter into a journal where I glue ephemera and memorabilia from daily life. I learned the technique from a You-tube tutorial by Tangie Baxter .
Inside Cover and first page
Relaxation page

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Altered Tags - Tag Book Round Robin

Here are the No. 8 tags I made for the "Vintage" theme in the tag-book round robin I am in.:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Angel" Page - Strathmore Art Journal Play

I made this using torn pages of some of my other art journals - then overlayed the angel.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

"Trust" Altered Book Spread

Two-page spread from my Women in White altered book. This page uses lots of layers of paint, stamps, lace, ribbon and ephemera. The woman's picture was something I cut out of a gift bag.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Once Upon A Time Altered Book Spread

Altered book spread in my book Women in White.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Discover Joy - Altered Book Spread

This is a fun spread I worked on earlier in the year and ended up adding some additional touches to it to give it more pizazz. Lots of goodies on the page - paint, stenciling, doodling, washi tape, ribbon, photos and cut-outs.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Another Glue Book Page

"House" Themed Tags for No. 8 Tag Swap

These are the latest tags from the No. 8 Tag Round Robin. This has been such a fun swap for me. I have not ever done tags before. Since it is October and almost Halloween, I did one of the tags in a Halloween theme. We were challenged to use some of our favorite papers and to be creative and come up with different roof lines for our tags. I primarily added a chimney to one style that had already been done.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Homemade Smashbook Pages

I make my own "smash-book" type journals (sometimes called Junk Journals) out of composition notebooks using leftover scrapbook paper, memorabilia, ephemera, stamps, ink, really everything but the kitchen sink. Here are a few completed pages.

Art and Coffee

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Alice in Wonderland Halloween" Altered Book Pages

These are two duplicate altered book spreads that I made for an altered book round robin. One was done as a mock-up for the one I made for another participant's book - her theme was "Vintage Halloween". I found this piece of scrapbook paper with Alice on it that I used as my inspiration piece and cut the image out for the focal point.  I used paint scraping, rubber stamping, paper cut-outs and ink splotches to do the background. All in all, it's very spooky, don't you think?

Friday, October 04, 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Tags - Circus Theme - Tag Book Swap

More tags from my tag book swap - these have the theme "Circus".

New Tags - Tag Book Swap - Vintage Beach Beauties

These are tags made for a swap with the theme Vintage Beach Beauties. These have been lots of fun to make.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Les Deux Vagabonds Altered Book Page

I had a chance over the weekend to work on my altered book. The focal piece is an image I printed out onto a page in a French book. I have been saving it to use, and finally found the right ideas to put it onto the page. I may not be finished, but here it is for now.

Les Deux Vagabonds Altered Book Page

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tags for Vintage Beach Beauties Tag Round Robin

These tags are the ones I just completed for part of the tag round robin. These are for Mary. Her theme is "vintage beach beauties". This is my first tag swap, and it has been lots of fun so far.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Glue Book Junk Journal Page - Gray

I have been using composition books over the last two or three years for glue book/junk journal notebooks. I realized I haven't posted any pictures from them. This one was made with the color theme "gray". It is a homemade "smash" book of sorts. The owl is a drawing I made from a photo in a magazine.. I then just glued it into my book.

Saturday, September 07, 2013