Thursday, 12 July 2007

More altered pages






This is the book I work in when I teach my altered book workshops. I tend to do experiments in this book so it ends up a mish mash of styles. I don't mind this as I have a wide range of tastes when it comes to art and journals.

The top three images show two pages, with two shortened pages in the middle. I've used lots of transfers on the third image and hand written text.

In the next image, I decided to concentrate on art and art supplies. I used ads from the yellow pages as part of the background, along with serviettes. I painted some lace, made letters from some thin brass I had in my junk box and stamped to tie it altogether with my eraser stamps.

The last photo shows a page the revolved around the brochure for the movie Golden Flower. Again I used serviettes for some of the background. I tore up the brochure then stuck pieces of it down, I used my eraser stamps and even a discarded sugar packet to finish off. I like to give some of my pages an edging held with eyelets. It strengthens the page and provides somewhere to add extras.

I'm going through Randi Feuerhelm-Watt's Wide Open book and cards. This is a totally different way of journaling for me, but I'm loving it.

24 comments:

Megan Pickwell said...

What wonderful expression filled pages Ro - inspiring indeed!
Megan ox

Sharon said...

These are the pages that I can just sit and stare and pour over for ever and keep coming back to see again. I have just discovered that I like to make them too.

Becky New said...

Oh Ro..... I am just drooling all over my screen looking at these pages. AbsoLUTEly devine!!!

lklight said...

Love these pages, so much depth & texture.
What a great idea, having on book to experiment in when you teach classes. I may have to start doing that!

debra cooper said...

Your books are so gorgeous! I dye/paint/stamp my own papers, but when I try to journal on top of them, I always feel like my work gets lost in the patterns. Your, though, are so rich and intricate. Don't know how you do it, but you are good! ;-)

Nicole said...

Ohhhhhh gorgeouness, gorgousness! Stunning pages. ;-)

Jen Crossley said...

Ro
This book is totally amazing the colour and texture is a visual treat.Your work is always amazing
Jen

Jo Wholohan said...

Randi's cards are great, arent they???
Love your pages, great stamps, colour, fantastic!!

Judy Wise said...

Gosh Ro, these pages are dense and intriguing. I just want to hold them in my hands and examine each one of them up close. I'm inspired!

Julie H said...

What gorgeous textures and colours, there are so may layers for me to look at. I find myself reaching out to touch the screen.

Pilar said...

These are just gorgous! I love your handmade papers and backgrounds. You have such an awesome talent for colors and their play with one another. Beautiful!

Marie C said...

Hi Ro - great bunch of pages - I love that there is so much to see in each - like all those metal bits too! I have Randi's book, but I just can't seem to let go and freeform in that way ... just too much of a control freak!!! I keep trying tho.... :)

Debbi B said...

Fantastic Ro - unfortunately I really have trouble "going with the flow" so I can't work like this - wish I could because I love the vibrancy!!

nancyb said...

Hello Ro! Found you through Debra's(littleblackkittys) blog and ohhhhhh my! I love each and every page! I am so drooling over them! Love it love it love it! Got to go have another look! ;o)

Karen Cole said...

Beautiful pages, Ro. And thanks for turning me on to Randi.

So how do you finally say to yourself "I'm finished" with a page?

Abby Creek Art said...

Yee gads, woman...your book pages always blow me away! Just gorgeous.

You have a nice weekend, Miss Ro.xoxo

Judy said...

Of all the journals pages i have seen since meeting you these are my favourites -just amazing in their depth Ro.

Emmy said...

so very wonderful

Mary lin said...

Love looking at these pages! Thecolor combos are breath taking!! I always enjoy visiting!

Ingrid said...

I have just discovered your Blog and Website. I am just blown awy with your books and jewelry. Just fantastic!
Best-
Ingrid

tina's space said...

These are all together stunning. so much to see.

Cre8Tiva said...

i love the colors of these pages...they speak of interesting futures and wide ideas...blessings, rebecca

Steph said...

They're beautiful and the bottom ones are my favourites, I love the colours and details!

belinda said...

lovely to see so many layers and styles mingled together. although i don't journal, but that's what i think should be part of it. great play pages!