Saturday, May 8, 2010

altered book of the sea

La Mer, altered book

I love the ocean and I loved altered books!
I made this altered book out of a paper back- most altered books are made from hard covered books. I have a girlfriend who has a band saw and she cut the paperback into the house shape for me.

First I glued the whole book together using gel medium, I made the cover by gluing the front cover to about 10 pages to give it some thickness. Once dry, I painted the outside with Lumiere Paint and decorated it. The inside I cut out the niche using a craft knife. (Save those cut out pages- all kinds of ways to use them!) I glued the edges of the niche with more gel medium. Then I painted and decorated the inside. I the fish is a kid's plastic fish that I covered with copper leafing.

1 comment:

Jingle said...

Beautifully made! I love the house shape! That is unusual for an altered book!