Monday, January 21, 2013

Altered Book Alpha Challenge - Celestial



Another letter to chose from for the altered dictionary challenge.  For the letter "C" I chose Celestial.  My pages are first painted with a mix of ultramarine blue and black acrylic paint, carefully leaving the chosen word clear.  I then splashed the whole page with alcohol (isopropyl not my best vodka) and then splattered with a mixture of Lumiere paint colours to create a planet at the bottom of the page with flares radiating out.  The comet was splashed on top of more alcohol and allowed to drip up the page toward the top right hand corner to create the tail.


I really enjoyed looking at everyone's letter last week and I am sorry I didn't get a chance to leave comments on them all due to time restrictions, but know that I loved them all and thank you for your encouraging comments on my first spread.

To join in this challenge please go to The Craft Barn's home page HERE

27 comments:

Sandra Crosfield said...

This is AMAZING!!!!! Love it x

Annie said...

Wow! This is celestial success! Well done.

Elaine said...

Wow - this is stunning! Great choice of word and great techniques to create a realistic celestial page!!

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful pages and wonderful word to choose, love how you have expressed it! Kim

Karen said...

WOW!!!!! this page really pops!!! You are very creative and your pages are beautiful! Thank you for playing again this week x

Maggie said...

very creative Sandra!

Sandra said...

WOW ! Very surprising first, but also completly fabulous page. I love it :)

Claire said...

Wow your page is very dramatic! I love the word you chose its a great choice! Claire x

JansArtyJunk said...

Wow...soooo creative...what fabulous techniques and effects. Wonderful page!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Alpha Challenge - This is a wonderful piece of work. I love the colours :0) Mo

Dawn said...

OMG what an amazing page Paula! Brilliant choice of word and superbly crafted sweetie.
Hugs x

Joan said...

fantastic page!

Scrapmate said...

Fab-u-lous!!!!

Laura said...

Well, I was going to say WOW but everyone has said that! Truly amazing page.
Laura

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That rocks - fantastic background.

Isabelle Norris said...

AWE-SOME!!! love it!!
Thanks for playing with us
Izzy

Sylv said...

Fantastic page, very clever.

elenigratsia said...

Oh my, this is totally A M A Z I N G ... I feel like I'm looking out to the sky late at night!! Wonderful effect!!!

deco dp said...





ravissant bravo
md

Minxy said...

A gorgeous page with not 1 but 2 C words, love how realistic it looks x
Hugz Minxy

LindaS said...

Lets drink drink the vodka. LOL. THE dark colors looks amazing with a splash of colors looks very cool - like a shooting star

Alice said...

So different! Brilliant.

ionabunny said...

Fantastic. Best use for alcohol I have heard of. Still not sure how you did this. It's so vivid. Great pages

Cath Wilson said...

Brilliant pages - love the way you've achieved that effect!

Danielle Champagne said...

WOW! Soooooooo artistic, and "grandiose! I love it. Beautiful!
Congratulations!

Sandy said...

WOW!! This is incredible - double wow and congratulations!!!
Sandy

butterfliecrafter said...

Amazing!!!