Altered Book: orange.blue 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.