Monday, 20 August 2007

Altered book pages



Just a couple more pages from my book. I think the last two books I've worked on in our ABRR have been influencing my use of colour. These pages appear quite toned down to the usual, things will change however, as I can let my hair down on my current book.
The top pages have writing from a Chinese newspaper on them. I have no idea what the text says, I just love the letters, so if anyone can read this, please don't be offended if it doesn't make sense or says something it shouldn't.
The backgrounds to the bottom pages were made by tearing up strips of the yellow pages phone book, then sticking them down at random. When the glue's dry you use sticky tape to stick down and pull off some of the paper, this gives a dappled effect when you paint a thin wash over the top, it's quite a good background when you use lots of layers.

8 comments:

Marie said...

Lovely colours on these pages. They so lovely and vibrant.

Jen Crossley said...

Simple stunning Ro you have an amazing way with Colour.Your pages are wonderful
Jen

Emmcee .... Marie C said...

Hey - touché - I was also looking at the entombed warriors for inspiration (my dh recently visited, lucky him!) - love your pages - your colour is always good - whether toned down or turned on high!

Judy said...

TONED DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No never toned down compare to my pages - love it all.

Hanna said...

they are beautiful! I need to try to use the phone book too!

Pilar said...

These are really wonderful. I love the Asian influence of these pages. I can almost smell the flowers and colors.

Gisele said...

Gorgeous vibrant pages Ro, just love the colours used here.

Deryn Mentock said...

Ro, I soooo love your journal pages! You are truly multi-talented!