Altered Board Book – page 3

As TGIF has an Open theme this week, I thought I’d post page 3 of the ongoing Altered Board Book project we are working on under the guidance of Ms Bee at aRtbUzz. You can join in any time you like. It’s rather enjoyable and rules are made to be broken.

I may not like all the pages but they are growing on me and this is a complete learning curve – sort of experimental (I can never type that word without typos!)… My scanner is playing up and has decided not to recognise me this evening – so we have a Mexican Standoff and I had to try and photograph this highly embossed page – doh!

Here’s a close up of the heart which was made from black shrink plastic, painted red, stamped into whilst still hot and then painted red, with gold highlights!

We had to adhere it over something semi-transparent, so I used some  silver mesh which I stuck down with gel medium.  I stuck the heart and words on the same way. I used a black sharpie on the mesh around the heart to cast a shadow. No one said we should outline the words in red, but then, no one said we shouldn’t either! I guess I was in rebel mode… oops!

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  1. Oh I’m doing this too. I love your page. I just posted mine on my blog. I really like the way it came out. I look forward to seeing your other pages.

  2. Sandy

     /  September 13, 2008

    Wow Rosie they are really unique.
    Amazing work. Gorgeous.

    Thanks for your fantastic work to TGiF.

  3. awesome work Rosie!!!!

  4. This is lovely Rosie!

  5. Wow, Rosie! This is fabulous and beautiful.

  6. Wonderful piece, Rosie!

  7. bastelkueken

     /  September 13, 2008

    Wow – your book is fantastic and wonderful – great

  8. Gorgeous spread, love the heart!

  9. goodness Rosie this is amazing!

  10. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL! I’m sure you don’t realize this, but you keep giving me projects….I want to try out everything you’re doing, expecially Trish Bee’s board books!! Could you please give me the extra time I need, also?? Thanks Rosie! I’ll be looking for those extra hours you’ll be sending in an email (LOL)!

    Needless to say, I LOVE this! Have never done shrink plastic because of the nasty plastic fumes I anticipate, but think I might give it a try sometime anyway.

    And one last chuckle: I had an art teacher who used to say “Conformity is the “C” in craft, and rebellion is the “R” in art” I say you need a bit of both, and these pages are proof of the perfect blend!

  11. Oooo Rosie this is fantastic
    love it

  12. this is really cool rosie, love what you have achieved, fab work.

  13. carolann

     /  September 14, 2008

    Wow Rosie your work is so beilliant well done hun xxxx

  14. You little tinker! I love your finished page! And your right – rules are meant to be broken 😉 Born to REBEL!


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