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My project this week is an altered book I made to showcase photos my new grandson Olley and his family.
I started with a large hardcover book. I took out the pages and used only the cover.
I cover the front back and spine with white gesso and tissue paper.
I then sprayed the covers using several colours. When I was happy with the colour I used the Imagine If Twinkle Little Star stencil and randomly added stars using texture paste.
The then layered a picture of Olley on to black card that I tore across the top and then layered Imagine If chipboard around the photos. I used cogs, arrows, a gorgeous little banner and some of the lovely words that Jo produces. I just adored the "You stole my heart" words.
I painted all of the chipboard white before adding it to the cover. I covered the photo with paper towels and began spraying until I was happy with the colour.
I added a few resin bubbles and can tabs but the majority of the layout is made from chipboard.
After I had made the cover Jo said she would like to take it to SENZ so it was a mad rush to get the inside finished in time, but I got there. The right hand side page is a multi frame cut from chipboard. I worked out which photo's I wanted to include and then began decorating the frame. Again I used chipboard from Imagine If and I also filled in some gaps using Cheery Lynn dies and some mesh tape.
Once I had it looking the way I wanted I painted everything with white gesso and then when that had dried I sprayed everything black.
Once the black had dried I sprayed it with coloured paints and then when that had dried I dry brushed it all with gold to highlight the texture.
Once everything was dry I added the photos behind the frame and then glued it all to the inside cover of the book.
For the other side of the cover I used paper to colour block the page and then I repeated the process already described. I used an Imagine If frame on the bottom middle photo to highlight the photo and again the rest is a combination of Imagine If chipboard and Cheery Lynn diecuts.
Here is the finished project. I love that because of the book cover this is free standing and does not need a frame.
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