Mar 31, 2013

An Altered Book

The book, "A Town Like Alice"
will never be the same again....

Terry was inspired by a mixed media piece that she created after watching 
Drew's video on altering a journal...
and so after watching it myself, I decided to have a go.

I just grabbed a really old book off the bookshelf
"A Town Like Alice"
(a top novel by the way)
knowing that I would never read it again...
and turned it into a centrepiece for my bookshelf.


The beauty of this is that I got to use up some old stock that I know I will probably never use!
Had some inky fun with Dylusional sprays!
Took myself out of my comfort zone...and it was awesome fun!!!

Like Terry, this was my first go at this, and it definitely wont be my last.
Thankyou Terry! 



Enjoy!

I am entering this altered book into...
~ Order of the Opus Gluei - Go Where You Haven't Gone Before

20 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

This is beautiful mixed media Dot, you obviously had great fun creating this and what a fabulous piece for your book held.
Happy Easter Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xox

brenda said...

This looks amazing Dot, I can't begin to image how wonderful it looks and feels in real life with all that lovely texture.

Happy Easter.

B x

Fliss said...

A real stunner Dot. The most amazing texture and such gorgeous colours too!
Happy Easter.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Claire said...

wow Dot, this is a really stunning project, I love all the texture and those colours are fab! hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful altered book, love the texture & colours. Happy Easter, Shirley

Buttons said...

Saw this on FB and knew I needed to take a closer look. What a fantastic job you have done of altering this book Dot. It looks so beautiful. Have a wonderful Easter, hugs Jenny x

Terry said...

This is amazing and I so love the textures and all the lovely elements! So much depth and beautiful interest! Can't wait to see #2 and I can't wait to start on another! Hugs!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A fabulous piece of alteration Dot. Wonderful texture achieved and depth of colour.
Happy Easter To You
Lynne
P.S. Agree, it is a brilliant book.

Ephemera said...

AMAZING Dot, love those those awesome colours and textures. Way to go girl! xxxx

Mrs.B said...

WOW! This looks stunning. Love the colour and all the texture.
Saw Terry's post, and after seeing your beautiful creation, I really must watch this video.
Hope you're having a great Easter.
Avril xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Love these texture and all the details. Beautiful work.
lovely greet
Marja

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I am simply speechless Dot! Your piece is stunning - I don't believe you it's your first play with mixed media! The colour blend is fab - I just wish I could see more details close up. I'm so drooling over...! xx

Jani said...

Simply fab!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Ann said...

Such a beautiful piece of art! Thank you for sharing it with us at My Time To Craft.

Electra said...

This is positively fabulous! I too love the Dylusions sprays, they're so perfect for a rich project like this. I know you will make it the centrepiece for a long time to come, it's so unique and tactile. Thank you for sharing this great new project with us at Opus Gluei!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is amazing - love the colours. Hope you had a lovely Easter x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, such a wonderful project. I think I've to take a look at this video. Thanks for the link.

butterfly said...

Wow, this is so cool!! Love the embellishing and all that spritzing looks fab... Really not sure why I wasn't already following - but it's all sorted now!
Alison x

Rosemary said...

Wow, not only is this cool looking but it sounds like it was fun to cut loose and just create! What a pleasure, it will look wonderful on your bookshelf and I imagine you will have a lot of people amazed at such a nice design piece. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Opus Gluei, I'm delighted you tried something different with such wonderful results!

Sandy said...

Well I hope you have many more goes at this because your art work is fabulous - wonderful!!!
Sandy