This is one of my favorite collages in my altered book because of the doll with the mask. She's taken off her mask to reveal a luminescent face underneath. I haven't written anything (yet) on this page but I know there is more to learn when I take off my mask. I have been playing … Continue reading Adventures in Mask Making
After not having any creative flow due to the "crud" last week I was excited to get back to my altered book. Here's how I decide what to do next on my page. There are parts I really like and some I don't - that will happen on most of your pages. That's just how … Continue reading Anatomy of a Page – How I Decide What’s Next
How about a sponging and stenciling tutorial for our altered book? That's what I thought this morning. Sponging is really fun and messy. You can use this in your altered book, on your walls, or paint your furniture. The only real "rule" is to put on enough layers of sponging. If you aren't "feeling" it, … Continue reading Sponging and stenciling in our altered books
Here's a great page from Pintrest that I really liked. Mosaics with a black background. Randomly cut up scrap paper and glue it down on black scrapbook paper. Here's mine. I couldn't find any black paper so I used gray. It's not the same but it worked for this page. I'm going to … Continue reading Mosaics in your altered book
When I finally jumped on the Pintrest bandwagon, I fell in love. I now have a wealth of inspiration at my finger tips. On the other hand, some of the projects are way beyond my experience with the media and I become intimidated. How can you get the most out of Pintrest and make projects … Continue reading How you can get the most out of Pintrest inspiration.
I've been passing this page spread since I made it and it still didn't seem "right" to me. There was something that I just didn't like so after a month of not liking it, I knew it was time to alter my collage. In a previous blog I wrote about the creative process-how your project … Continue reading When do you know it’s time to alter your collage?
I use Vaseline as a resist on my canvases and it works for your altered book pages too!! A resist is something that prevents your paint from sticking to the surface you're using. Start by collaging some magazine photos on your page. I used the slick pages so the Vaseline will wipe off easily. Use … Continue reading Vaseline in Your Altered Book!
As you meditate and start discovering some of your different parts you'll find there are powerful pieces shoved in a corner. You will probably feel uncomfortable with some parts of you that need your attention. This is a great time to honor all your parts in your altered book. In the Shaman tradition, it's believed … Continue reading Honor all Your Parts in Your Altered Book
Have you had a busy day or it's late at night & your brain can't shut off? Are you waiting for someone? Are you just bored? I've got the best tool for relaxing (or a good use of extra time) - DOODLE! Studies show that repetitive hand motions helps to lower blood pressure and relax … Continue reading The Best Tool for Relaxing – Doodle!
Happy cold January everyone! I don't mind the cold because I stay in and do art and I feel very blessed that I am able to do that. Here are my pages that I'm working on: I used the self-care wheel for the 8 areas of my life that I need to nurture for the … Continue reading My Pages that I’m Working On in January