February 11, 2013

Altered Book Journal - Table of Contents

After altering the cover of my book, I have ventured inside to start renovations. 

 Altered Book Journal -Table of Contents

When reading, I love opening the cover of a book and seeing the table of contents.  These short lines of text always tease me and heighten my curiosity of what is to come in each chapter.  That feeling inspired the first page of my journal.

When the small piece of artwork is opened to the left, it reveals a hidden tag tucked in a vellum pocket.
Several pages were removed from the book to provide additional space before the dimensional artwork was built on one of the text pages.  

The tag can be pulled from the pocket for an interactive element.
The pages removed from the book are saved to provide materials for upcoming mixed media projects.  In this instance, the "Contents" from one of the pages was trimmed, matted and added to my page.  

Here is a little more detail about each piece.....

Sweet Dahlia was stamped on white cardstock in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  The image was colored with Copics.  The decorative band is a piece of Rose Garden cardstock stamped with Verdant in Love Letter Memento.  The smaller band is Inspiring stamped on white cardstock with Olive Grove Memento and colored to match with Copics.

A second flower was stamped, colored and trimmed for a dimensional element.  Tip/Hint:  Offsetting the flower while adhering with dimensional foam adds more visual depth to the overall image. 

The cream card base was stamped inside on the left with Glory of Modesty in Wheat VersaMagic and  edged with Delicata Golden Glitz.

A shipping tag was trimmed and distressed with Peanut Brittle Memento.  Learn, Live, Hope was stamped  with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  This piece was matted with Rose Garden stamped with Verdant in Love Letter Memento.

The back of the tag was stamped with one of the images from the Charms set and a date was hand printed.

To see a summary of the posts leading up to this point, please click "here". 

Thank you for stopping by to visit.  I look forward to sharing more chapters with you.


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001, Sticks & Stones 02-001, Rose Garden 14-002
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Image Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Wheat VersaMagic Delicata Golden Glitz, Love Letter Memento, Peanut Brittle Memento, Olive Grove Memento, Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder
Prima Marketing: Small Flower
Other: Vellum, Twine, Small Gold Brad