I am currently in an altered book round robin that I am really excited about. The first book other than my own that I am working in has the theme "Vintage Europe". I have decided to use an old Moleskin planner to do a mock-up book for all the work I do this year. We are to do two spreads for each book, and so this is the mock up for the first spread. I decided to do spreads about the royal princesses, Margaret and Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth). They were both so beautiful and, in my mind, the epitome of royal princesses. I have really enjoyed reading up on them. Since they were young in the late 40s and early 50s, I thought it would go well with the theme.
Below are some of the step by step photos. I'll post the finished product of the actual book once I am done.
|Planner with two pages glued together for strength.|
|Added Golden's gesso|
|Scraped on Golden liquid acrylic in yellow and stamped images using Archival black ink|
|Painted edges with Tim Holz Distress Paint.|
|Gessoed over it all, added texture medium through a stencil, added pink ink.|
For the finishing touches, I added the photos of Princess Margaret, pearls, decoupaged paper napkin, Reminisce glitter glue, lace and pom-poms. Then I used rub-on letters and stickers to finish the page.
Now on to Princess Elizabeth.