Friday, August 7, 2015

Altered Book Photo Frame and Card by Jodie Mason

I hope that this post finds you all well. I will warn you that this is a pretty photo heavy post, so you may want to grab yourself a nice drink (a warm one if the weather is anything like it is here).

Altered Book Photo Frame

I have had this idea stored in my head for some time now, I just needed the perfect opportunity to create it. So while doing up my sister-in-laws wedding album the other week I thought that I might be able to surprise her with a bonus photo frame also. This is what became of a hard cover bible that was found in a second hand store. I have used a mixture of white glue and water to position each of the pages and hold them in place.

An oval was cut out of a number of pages to provide the photo section. A piece of cardstock was stuck down to the page behind the cut out section. On top of this I have placed a piece of folded up non-stick baking paper and some cling wrap.

The chipboard pieces were glued down in addition to some plasterers tape and the whole thing given a good coating of white gesso.

I added a few sections of a white rub-on border strip to the title chipboard piece and several sections of the book. Then it was time to get 'down and dirty'. I love this bit! A spritz here, a squirt there, a splash or a dash anywhere. (Check out my blog here for the exact products and colours used).

Then add some flowers and hey presto!

And here's some close ups for you.

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Quick Card

My mother is headed for an operation to remove some carcinomas in the next few weeks so I thought that it might be nice to put together a little card to send to her to brighten up her day a little.

The flowers with the holes in the center have had the layers separated and then dried with a heat gun to give the layering. The flat chipboard flowers have had a coat of white gesso and a white rub-on added to them. All of the flowers have had Adirondack alcohol ink in sunshine yellow and cranberry added to them. It is amazing what a difference a simple staple like gesso can make to colours. The flourish has just been painted with a green liquid acrylic paint.

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1 comment:

  1. That book is truly gorgeous! I would love to give it a go one day, but find it imidating! So I'm in such awe at the moment.. :)