Monday, April 23, 2012
Altered Book - Lesson 3
I have decided to make my book a Book of Christmas, the course should be finished in time and it will make a nice coffee table decoration. I have plenty of Christmassy supplies to illustrate each of the techniques.
Prepping the outside cover of your book
Prepping the inside end pages
Creating a niche
Elizabeth suggests that you stick the pages for the niche together before adding any embellishment the top picture shows the pegs inside the niche to hold it while glueing. I left it to dry overnight then I painted the out side of the book cover with gesso and reinforced the inside with tyvek that was also painted with gesso before applying. I also chose to use tyvek for bewtween the first page and the second as I had some pieces left over from the cover. For the niche at the back I covered the inside back page with some dark blue sparkle paper and mounted my silver reindeer, I stuck the niche down after first sticking some star paper over the edges of the hole. I put some crystals inside to make a shaker, covered the opening with a sheet of transparency paper then stuck the previous page from the book on top and covered that and the previous page with blue star paper. All ready to decorate.