wow, sunshine at last woohoo, so good for the soul hey!!
Elizabeth our Altered Book Lover set a fab challenge with this lesson - Folded Pages. If you fancy a peek at her amazing tutorial please pop on over here.
I had an incredible amount of fun with this lesson and I hope it shows! Back to my favourite bright and vivid colours again ha ha.
I started with a base of acrylic paint on the pages to either side of my folded pages, this was gleefully smooshed on with my fingers. The folded pages in between have been covered in various patterned papers from my stash and lots of torn elements from a fab matt papered fruit and veg catalogue have been collaged on top. Eyelets have been put in and fibers attached for decoration. Torn elements from the catalogue have also been used to create a border on my background pages.
The folded pages vary in size and some have pockets - LOL couldn't explain how I did some of them if I tried but they worked out quite well I think!!
To unify the whole spread I have used the same doodle across the background pages and all the folded pages, the sentiment is my own albeit adapted from a well known one I think ha ha!!
I made some small tags to go in the pockets using some old luggage tags that were lurking in a drawer and which were just the right size. These were prepped using distress inks and some vintage seed packet images were attached along, I then doodled and stamped to finish. The tags had their own grey strings already but I decided to colour these with my fave distress ink to match.
Tee hee, please note the final collage on the last folded page - I have had a problem with ants raiding through my front door this summer, artistic revenge was sweet to say the least!!
Well, think its time you had some pics now!! Here you go.........
Thank-you so much for popping by,
Big hugs from a lovely sunny Cornwall x