Thursday, September 17, 2009

Altered book

I've made altered books for the shop, and I made an altered book for a friend, but this is the first one that I've made for myself. I absolutely fell in love with Graphic 45.I used a crackle glaze on the clock.I used diamond glaze on the eyeglasses.
and the camera lens.
Because this book was for myself, I felt a bit more freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.
I bought my old ribbons from this shop. (My favorite shop in Bloomington.) I'll buy more.
I love the look of old.
People say "what will you do with it now and what is it for?" They are fun to make, a work of art, an expression of self. For more info on altered books, read here.

6 comments:

^..^Corgidogmama said...

WOW...that is a fantastic project that you did for yourself. Awesome! I bow to you dear altering queen. Your my role model now...I shall aspire...to one day have a smidge of your talent. Wowsers.

From My Eye said...

Great photos but much better in real life! Cheryl, your altered books are beautiful!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Do a tutorial!

That is so damned cool!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

So...the shop is in little Nashville, huh? We're three hours away. When we lived in Logansport we'd run down to get our shopping fix 5-6 times a year. Sigh, since moving to North Manchester, it's a little more challenging to get down there. If I ever make the trip, I am looking up your shop. Thanks to your site, I've been perusing Tim Holtz's site...and watching his tutorials. Very informative. Also, ahem, made a sizable online order of stuff I had to have. Love Graphic 45's stuff. Retro women, old fashioned, and charming. Never saw it before. Girl....you've widened my world! Thanks!

Nicole said...

That's really neat and creative. I had never heard of altered books before.

P.S. I tagged you for an award on my blog. :)

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love your book, and I'm happy that you've taken time to share it. I think one of the nice things about sharing such things in the blogging world, is that you do find kindred spirits, who understand, "just" what such things are for.

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