Sunday, June 9, 2013

Random projects, ATC's, Altered Canvases and Books

Above is an altered book cover which has been made into an Advent calendar.  The squares are cardboard tiles from a memory game brought at the Warehouse, covered with paper, embossed frames and Christmas images.  The tiles are hung from fishing swivels and as each day passes they are turned to reveal the number of days left until Christmas day.

The front of the altered book has been made using plastic packaging to make a window and elements glued both to the inside of the plastic and onto the background behind it to give the illusion of depth.  The interior is made using a matchbox to make the shrine, German scrap, pieces of a wooden fan from the $2 shop, dominoes, magazine images, upholstery pins, paint, stamps, die cut chipboard pieces, rub-ons and tiles from old board game.

This used to be  plain old white noticeboard.  I covered it with book pages then modge podged serviettes over the top of those, then used various chipboard shapes, upholstery pins, ribbon and flowers to complete the look.

This is a little ATC I did for a swap.  The theme was "masquerade".

A card I made for a swap, the theme was "gold"

A set of ATC's, the theme was 'cats" Different techniques used on each ATC.

 A set of Christmas cards in two colour ways.

A card made for a swap I was in.

A goth fairy using an old book cover as a canvas.

A little scrap metal doll

Mixed media collage

ATC.  The couple are printed on acetate and layered over the card and music paper

Altered domino on a laminate sample from the local paint shop

Altered Spiderman mask made for a swap.  I covered the mask with gesso and tissue paper.  Then I used texture paste through a stencil to make a raised design up the side of the face.  The leaves on the mask are dried and then covered with metal tape.  The eyes are covered with seed beads.

An altered matchbox shrine

A shrink plastic shrine made for a swap

My first altered niche canvas

Mixed media postcard. the woman is printed on acetate and layered over a calendar page depicting birds.  the edges are covered with micro beads.

A set of ATC's theme "purple and gold"

Altered game pieces used  to make a brooch

Mixed media Niche canvas

Ribbon fairy

ATC theme "Seasons"
ATC - handmarbled paper woven to make background, stamp for face, picture of cat cut up for eyes.

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