After a weeks worth of YouTube videos, checking back on lessons from Creative Chemistry 101, and of course working through Compendium of Curiosities 2 at Studio L3 I have completed the first page in my Altered Book project. I’ve never altered a book before but man am I in LOVE with this art form! i Love being able to mix techniques and materials into one piece of art. When I’m done with it I’ll have a whole book to flip through. I’m going to be writing a story to go along with it all I need to do is add the text. For now here is what I came up with this week…
Ever since I started Plucking Daisies nearly a year ago I have looked to Studio L3 for inspiration for my projects. With Linda Ledbetter’s leading and Tim Holtz teaching I have created more art in the past year than I have ever created in my lifetime! Many of the elements in this layout are leftovers from past Studio L3 challenges and Tim Holtz techniques. For this weeks challenge at Studio L3 I created a custom stamp from Tim’s Scallop Border die to make sea-foam. I used the punched border and black acrylic to frame the corners of the pages beneath the sea-foam. You can find instructions for this technique in Tim’s new book Compendium of Curiosities 2…He will even sign it for you
Our challenge at TOFF is Fashion this week. I find fins to be highly fashionable. Especially when paired with stripes. Here I have mounted mermaid fins found in my book collection on Jolee from the Octopode Factory. She floats in an ocean composed of torn book pages and Stampers Anonymous stamps stamped on vintage lined papers.
Here the Octopode Factory Mermaid is wielding a Magical winged pen where she has drawn smaller Octopodes and encased them in bubbles. The Bubbles are Alcohol inked packaging plastic pressed together with Glossy Accents.
The rest of the story…
Be sure and stop by TOFF to show off your fashionable creations!
Compendium of Curiosities Challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. I will also be playing along with “Art Journal Every Day” from the ever inspiring Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.