Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Altered Book Box

Hello to you all here in blogland!!! I am so excited for this week because we are teaming up with Art Anthology to bring you tons of inspirational creations. 



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I was thrilled that we got to do a swap with Art Anthology and even better I got to work with one of my favorite colors on top of some other colors I magically have in my dash of inky goodness. I decided to dig in my bin of things to be altered. Do you have one of those or am I the only one??



So first I gave the paper ache book box a coat of gesso. Then I used the stamp Dictionary Page - 19015 to stamp all over some tissue paper. 


Then I covered the front of the book box with the paper using a matte gel medium. I added the medium to the book box itself though not the tissue paper. I then decided to use the stamp Butterfly Specimens - 19415 on the front as well in random spots. After that I wanted to hurry up and add some color. Just in case I covered the front with some clear gesso and after that dried I went to town adding some Colorations Spray - Waimea Bay all overground the edges. Then I sprayed my mat and used the bottle of the bottle to add some color rings (aka you can use the Double Coffee Rings - 19568 or Coffee Ring Stain - 19230 as well).


Here you can see some close ups of stamping and splatter. 


The chipboard I painted with gesso and covered with some Colorations Spray Mocha and brushed certain parts with the Velvet Paint Kona. I just loved playing with Art Anthology along with my VLVS. Keep coming back for more inspiration!

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21 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

This is fabulous Shanna !
Corrie x

Sheri said...

Very cool altered book!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love the colors and images. Fabulous project

ionabunny said...

Really pretty project. Love the colours and the stamps. Hugz

Julie Steed said...

Ohhhh...really beautiful.

TangledBlueRose said...

ooo love the color and texture! So fabulous! Can't wait to see what's next!~kim

Chrissy said...

Awesome altered book box! I really like the color palette against the white background. Thanks for showing your love for Art Anthology!

JackieP Neal said...

Wow Shanna, what a cool book transformation! Love it!!

Sue said...

In love altering "things!" You've given me some great ideas with your altered book cover.

by belle said...

Ooohh, some of my favorite stamps! Looks great!

Steph Ackerman said...

Fabulous, love how you've altered the book.

Nikki said...

Very cool, love the color scheme

rscowtown said...

oh what a lovely cover! love the blue and the butterflies!

Kristiina Majuri said...

This is so beautiful... I have a pile of alterables, but they are real books, so doing something to them takes so much preparation it seldom gets done...

Donna Lueders said...

Absolutely love your book. I especially love that dictionary page stamp. great job.

MvM-design said...

Love your book!!

Lanette said...

I love the colors!! Awesome book!

Tarnished Rose said...

Cool! I like this.

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Haha Shanna! You made me LOL - yes I too have a bin (or two) to stash things to be altered. Your book box is imaginative and beautiful. A perfect place to store hopes and dreams!

Tera Callihan said...

Very nice!

Tera Callihan said...

Very nice!