Thursday 21 September 2017

Altered Book Finnabair Inspired

I wanted to share this cool Vintage Altered Book that I have made 
inspired by Finnabair's online class "Book of Transformation"

Above you can see all the many pieces that have been added to the cover 
using Heavy Body Gel medium from the Art Basics product line.
Some pieces are paper clay others are metal mechanicals & findings.  
Buttons, lace, crackle medium, art stones & ideaology flowers were also used.

The back cover was simply wiped with crackle medium to enhance it's Vintage style.

The magic occurs when Art Alchemy paints & Waxes are applied over a White Gesso base coat.

A dry brush technique & your 'finger' are the best tools for the job.
The colours selected helped the Transformation to blend with the original bookcover.
I combined the Art Alchemy paint colours of Green Olive Metallique & Steampunk Copper.
The Waxes used were a combination of Lucky Emerald, Bronze Age, Vintage Silk & Green Brocade.

The shine on this piece is really lovely & it has lots of depth with the various tones.
I am entering my book in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog "Shimmer & Shine"

These techniques are really easy and enjoyable to do.  I hope you will try them too.
Bye for now.  Thanks for reading.  Deb Adams

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