This week for Demo, Bekah was the demonstrator! She showed some ideas for altering books and shared her take.. what wonderful ideas!!
Use an X-acto Knife and a cutting mat to create unique cuts into old pages... back the final page with a solid piece of decorative paper to create a nice focal point. You can add findings to hide throughout your book... like hidden keys or old stamps or fun pieces of art you may have collected..
Pictured below, you can see how the book is torn open in the middle with textured paper added. Then, add ink to bring out the texture and add in a Dragon Eye. In the sample below, you can see the molten-lava looking medium.. that is hot glue with Composition Gold Leaf applied to the hot glue... what a cool effect!!
- Add Charms or Metal findings!!
- Create new and unusual bookmarks!
- Add decorative and handmade papers to make your book more fun!!
Bekah has used powerful female figures to inspire her art recently.. and her ideas are just AMAZING!!
She used the book I Am Malala and traced the cover of the book onto tracing paper
In the SAME BOOK that she took the portrait design from, she created her Altered Book.
She traced out areas with a pencil. She then glued some pages together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and used an X-acto Knife to cut out the chunks of paper where she traced.
To make a skin tone, she used her palette knife on a silicone craft mat and added a few particles of Jupiter Color Burst and a TINY BIT of Toasted Almond Nuvo Mousse. The ivory tones of the Toasted Almond Mousse mixed with the orange tones of the Jupiter Color Burst make a beautiful skin tone.
Then Bekah used the Aubergine for Malala's scarf and the Black Ash for her hair and eyes.
She used the same book as the cutting above, just used a different grouping of pages farther in the book
What beautiful and clever ideas, Bekah!!
Next week is Thanksgiving, we will have NO DEMO!!
Join us for the following week's Demo as we explore the world of Paper Lanterns!!