Thursday, 14 June 2007
Altered Book Workshop
I've been so engrossed working in someone else's altered book over the past weekend, that I took no notice of the date or time.
It wasn't until I remembered on Monday night that it was my daughter's birthday on Thursday, that the penny dropped and I suddenly realized that I was teaching an Altered Book workshop this Sunday. They say we work best under pressure and that certainly proved to be the case, I've been creating, printing and collating every night this week and I'm almost finished. I like to hand out a workshop instruction manual so that students have notes to take home. I also include laser copies of my papers, clip art, old photos, fabric and my drawings.
This time I used A3 envelopes as covers. I decorated both sides then folded the envelopes in half. The manual is A4 so I attached that to the inside part of the envelope. I put the papers in plastic pockets and added them to the open end of the envelope. I decorated the flap, added eyelets, then tied them up with fancy yarns.
Now all I have to do is put all my materials together, luckily I drive a little 2 door Rav 4, so I can take the back seats out and load up.
The top photo is a new page from my journal, it's the first time I've used a face from a magazine and altered it, it looks nothing like the original, which was what I'd hoped for.