Saturday, February 16, 2008

New Altered Book Project



I started a new altered book and have had a lot of fun with it this week. I have done the backgrounds with acrylic paints or pretty papers that I have glued down. I then filled the pages with photos of my recent projects, cut out of things I like in magazines, original drawings and carvings and photographs. I have also had fun sewing pages together with thread, beads, buttons and ribbons to create pockets and built in structure to the book.

I just bought some pug pendants and beads on etsy created by other artists to add as 3-d objects. I will share them with you as I add new pages. I love altered books because it is a great way to journal and give a beautiful book new life.



A giant sticker of my bulldog painting and decorative tape.

Pop ups!

Photos, decorative papers, and text from the book.

Blind drawings of pugs

6 comments:

Paula @ Pug Hugs said...

Wow! I am literally at a loss for words. Your creativity level is awesome!

LEEZY said...

I am loving these oages, you are inspiring me to get back into my altered art again. It's been a while, thanks for sharing.

And I am so jealous you wen to Jamaica... Jelaous for Jamaica!!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...

what a wonderful project...you're so inspirational and I just love the passion and artistry you put into all your work....

I had a great Saturday on a cross boarder shopping trip with my friends....so tomorrow...or since it's 2:a.m. here ..today I will rest and relax and ofcourse draw and enjoy my time....

I always love popping by and seeing all the wonderful things you post...

have a wonderful Sunday...

Cheers,
Diana

Weeny&Daisy said...

Wow! The book is so cool! We also loved seeing the blind drawings of pugs!

Love Weeny and Daisy xx xx

Nevis said...

Awesome stuff, Melissa! I think I'm going to do some papercrafting tonight while my fiance watches WWE on pay-per view. Its not exactly brain surgery, so I like to do something while it's on in the background. Besides, I can only imagine what sort of things I'll come up while drinking some beer! :P

The Devil Dog said...

That is so cool. Mom thinks you are so cool. So does memere. Mom is going to frame your print and take a picture of it when it is up. She will show you pictures of it up.

Roxy