Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Altered pages




Since teaching my last altered book workshop, the ladies in the group wondered if we could have an altered book get together once a month, so we decided that we would meet on the third Thursday of the month in the evening and just create. I would be there to answer any questions and offer advice on any new products or techniques, etc. We had our first meeting last week which was a great success, it's wonderful to see such enthusiastic participants and to see all the different books and watch the ideas bounce around. It still amazes me how you can get so many interpretations of a single idea, we certainly are all individuals and art seems to be a very definite way of revealing it.

The photos are three of the pages I've just completed. In the second photo I tore pages from the yellow pages phone book to create the background, then painted, stamped, transfered and sketched over it. The last photo has a tulip serviette as the main feature again with stamping and sketching. I love creating many layers, knowing when to stop is always a problem.
I still return to pages I created months ago and add things if it 'feels' right.

13 comments:

Judy said...

Wemust be in sync Ro, I was looking for a yellow or white pages today to use for a piece -how funny. i simply adore that middle page.

Steph said...

The three pages are beautiful and the middle won my heart also !

Pilar said...

I always love when you post your ab spreads. They are so lushcious and rich with color. You have such a great eye for the spectrum and design.:D

Karen Cole said...

Judy and Steph beat me to the punch on this.......I love that middle page. The yellow/ochre color is beautiful. And the images are as well.

Lucky you.....an altered book group.

Cre8Tiva said...

beautiful work...and i use the phone book for glueing...thanks for a new idea for those gluey pages...blessings, rebecca

katie said...

you art is so vibrant and layered - beautiful! i often use phone book pages in art too :-)

Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful pages, Ro. I especially love the tulips!

Emmcee .... Marie C said...

Fabulous pages Ro - how fab to have a monthly meet with other altered book artists!

Nicole said...

Ohhh these are fab and so colourful ;-9

MAHIMA said...

i love the layers of images and colour in your work.
i create and create over as well. and I find that so many pages are really only completed several months from when they were originally done. and therefore, my art journal has also become completely non-linear.

LINDSAY said...

I love these bursts of colors! Very stimulating artwork!

Hanna said...

Love all of these spread. How wonderful it sounds to have a book circle like that. I have lots of creative friends, but no collage/journaling ones I think. I have to teatch them I guess! ;-)

Marie said...

beautiful !