Thursday, October 25, 2012

Altered Book - Lesson 18 Transfers and Pop-ups

The lesson this time was student's choice, transfers and pop-ups.  I will leave the transfer to later but this is my pop-up page and I have to admit I had way too much fun with these lips.  They open and close with the book pages.  The tutorial for the origami lips I found on YouTube HERE, thanks to  kazuko0326.  The background is sprayed gold and copper paint using a mask that is a computer keyboard protector.  Music paper sprayed with Indian Red glimmer mist and gold paint is torn and stuck along the bottom, cardinal Christmas ribbon along the top and plastic leaves and pearl beads tied with ribbon for the mistletoe decorate the page.  

Now for the transfer...............sigh!!!!!
I have never achieved a good transfer yet.  This one used gel medium.  Followed the instructions and the picture transferred but then disappeared when dry.  I will try another method over the coming weeks to see if I can get something reasonable.  Elizabeth gave us plenty of methods so I am sure I will get one eventually. 


Anne said...

Absolutely brilliant! What fun! I adore this!!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love how your pop-up page came out! Not only are the lips fun--I'm going to have to check out that tutorial!--but the trim along the top is beautiful!

Thanks for your nice comments on my transfers--I think I had so much fun because they worked so well for me. I have not tried any of the others except for a piece of contact paper for a larger transfer, but I rubbed too vigorously and rubbed some of the picture away! Trial & error!

elle said...

What a classy spread! It looks just amazing. I'll be practicing the transfers as well.

Dawn said...

Tee hee hee, what a fabulous page Elle, I love it. What patience you must have to have folded those lips so perfectly, well done you.
Hugs x