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Altered Book: rev 1.1

"But words are things,
and a small drop of ink,
falling like dew upon a thought,
produces that which makes thousands,
perhaps millions, think."
~Lord Byron


The first glimpse of a new book I'm altering; it's really big at 10" wide x 12" tall. Wonderfully vast 20" x 12" when open! I'm calling the project "tekenfilm" because of the cartoonish illustrations in this children's book. A large canvas provides a sense of possibility! These soft blue, vivid orange and yellow pages were made with ephemera, cardstock, maps and old books. I used fluid matte medium to thin the fluid acrylics for the base layers. The orange was applied with a toothbrush! This may be phase one of this page; might journal or add a quote in the future. But for now, I love the way it came out.

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Reader Comments (4)

Awesome base! Love the idea of applying the orange paint with a toothbrush! Hope you're having a super weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

I ♥ your blog; I ♥ your creativity!!!

09.6.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Jane

I LOVE your use of colours here. Very vivid.

09.8.2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

The title of your post reminded me of a play I saw a few years ago - *Blue/Orange* by Joe Penhall - and the poem it was kinda based on - "The earth is blue like an orange" (

Anyway, the play is awesome; the poem is interesting; your blog is as inspiring as always!

09.8.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Jane

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