Monday, March 28, 2011
This is the beginning of my altered book art journal. I found this very nice hard cover coffee table book at the library for $1.
My first inspiration was on ihanna's blog in the form of a wonderful tutorial. I promptly joined her Postcard Swap 2011. She is marvelously talented and fun.
My next inspiration came when I was on a rare shopping expedition and found gorgeous paper napkins at Marshall's for cheap, cheap. Most of them were bird themed since that seems to be my spring sonata.
Soon I was cutting and collaging and painting and drawing! Too much fun! The green diamond tape at the bottom is from Roben-Marie's Art Good Shop , although I don't think it is still available. To get the pastel colors I mixed gesso with Golden Acrylic Paints. I see that the napkin I used was designed by Kathryn White, and it is lovely.
I hope you'll give this a try. I'll post more pages soon, I hope. Thank you, Luanne, for letting me know that someone is reading. You are so kind!