March 22, 2013

Altered Book Journal - A New Page

I recently finished another page for my Altered Book Journal.  This new chapter is a "fairy tale".

A Fairy Tale Page
For this project, I wanted this one very thick page to appear that it was a book within a book. 

Twenty-five pages were glued together and then a rectangle was cut through all the pages with a craft knife to create a dimensional box.  Mona Lisa was altered to create a full window.  The bottom of the window was accented with a border from Embellishments and the top with a hand-crafted, semi-circular piece of altered chipboard.   The completed frame was attached with dimensional foam to give the window box additional depth.

The glue applied to each page was kept away from the edges so when the book is closed the pages keep the appearance of being individual single sheets.  

Gilded page corners were trimmed from white cardstock and colored with Metallic Rub-Ons and Golden Glitz ink.

In keeping with the theme of royal fairy tale renaissance, deep purple and green ribbons were affixed over a stamped border from Lace Delight.  Tiny pearl stickers were used as jewels.

The main body of the page was created with layers of Gesso, acrylic paints, and chalks and stamped with Brick Wall, Dots in Space and Love Chapter.

The facing page will be finished to coordinate and contain personal journal notes.

If you would like to see all the posts relating to this project, please click "here".  

Thank you for stopping by to take a peek! 

Copic Markers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Teal Zeal Memento, Elderberry Memento, Gray Flannel Memento, Delicata Golden Glitz
Mark Richards: Pearl Stickers
Offray: Purple and Green Ribbon
Other: Gesso, Mod Podge, Acrylic Paints, Chalk, Metallic Rub-Ons  

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