Monday, February 25, 2008
another altered board book in process
This book will have only two pages. I glued all the pages together and then cut out the centers to form an indentation into which I could glue objects with some depth. This book is rather shallow so today I bought some thicker board books (used)as I like this method.
I love the way the notes show through the purple rice paper. The top piece is from the rose petal paper I made awhile ago.
The cover using the tissue paper decorated with a roller awhile back. I need to trim this and do more decorating.
I may tint the white border as the white seems too stark. The background paper is a piece of a water color I tore up. The pink paper is paper toweling used to clean paint brushes. The writing is from an ancient falling-apart book I got at a yard sale. It is the actual ink written original. It was a record book for some business from Boston in the late 1800's. The jewel was perfect until I tried to remove the hinge on the back and in trying (but not succeeding) I smashed one of the glass insets.