Monday, 25 June 2012

Altered Book, Lesson 10

Hello all,

hope everyone is well, if not a little frustrated at this changeable weather ha ha?
Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover gave us an amazing lesson on the use of frames and asked us to have a 'play'.
I had so much fun playing with this and here are the three pages that I came up with........

The first page uses a plain background as I really wanted the images to be the focal point. Tee hee, saying that I still couldn't help myself and inked up and stamped around the edge of the page to create a border!!
I have adapted the frame technique that Elizabeth showed us and have used a small doily to curl up around the image rather than another page in my book........


For the second page I decided to recycle some of the pages that I had cut out of my book at the preparation stage. I used a craft template to cut a frame in a surplus page, this was then sprayed with chalk mist and sponged with distress ink to create a base. I then used the Stampotique large heart stamp and painted over this with an acrylic glaze. I was lucky enough to find a picture of a row of houses which were pasted on behind the frame - cliched as it may be, I am a firm believer that 'home is where the heart is'........


My final offering started as a bit of an experiment with acrylic ink.  I wanted to see how they would behave painted on top of each other as they are supposed to dry semi-translucent so that you can build up layers of colour?? I coated my page with white acrylic and once dry dropped on some red ink, swished it around the page with a damp brush (lol, needs to be done pretty quickly as the ink drys quite fast!) and let this dry. I then repeated the process with yellow and blue inks in turn.
The background is very random and not very refined ha ha but I was delighted to find that you do get other colours coming through where the inks sit on top of each other. 
The colours made me think of parrots and luckily I had a fab picture in my collage stash, this was then framed using some sticky backed paper tape that I coloured to match ish!!!!!!!!


Thank-you so much for popping by,
Hugs x 



8 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I stopped by earlier and tried to leave my comment, but kept getting an error message.

I love everything about this post. I love the colors you choose, the techniques you tried, and the way you thought outside the box by using that doily. Now THAT was ingenious.

You made great frames. I loved them all. I see what you mean by your second spread, but I would not add a thing. Some might think it needs words, but I like the simplicity of the spread. It is all wonderful.

Now to see if this will post!

Karen said...

I am so lucky to have seen these irl! They are amazing pages, more tactile than they look! Have to say that the first page is my favourite with that bold strip down the side :D, HUGS xxx

Traceyr said...

You have been busy with your journal. Love those different backgrounds. :)

sandee said...

Excellent job on the frames, the doily one is my favorite!! I'm falling behind! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

BJ said...

Super pages Dawn, been dying to see what you did with the doily and it looks great. Also like the idea of using a spare page to make the peephole frame with, now I can do that without loosing a page - yippee. Thanks BJ

Terrie Purkey said...

I'm so far behind, don't know when I'll catch up. I love to see that you're staying on pace - and with such beautiful pages. I really like your framing experiments ....

BJ said...

Oh Dawn, glad to make you chuckle - LOL. I seem to have lost the plot though - so WHO is your big sister? BJ (you can reply to this directly if you like)

elle said...

How creative. The doiley is brilliant and the colurs of your experiment wonderful.