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    Tuesday
    Mar232010

    Altered Book: Wicked Black 1.2

    "Life isn't about finding yourself.
    Life is about creating yourself."
    ~ George Bernard Shaw


    I'm getting messy with a background in the children's book I'm altering into an art journal. Click over to Wicked Black to see the first background layer which created the base layer of swirly textures.

    I painted the edges of the pages with Golden fiber paste using a cheapo brush, let it dry a bit, then scraped on acrylic paint with a plastic card. How COOL is the texture of the first layer under the acrylics? Wow! I'm loving the depth of the swirls. This reminds me of old paint, or rust, or graffiti.

    I planned to name these pages "Total Grunge" but realized it was already named "Wicked Black" and conveniently that works too. It's ready for an image or two and a quote (some day).

    At My Peacetree, Ingrid shares positive words and lovely art. Sweet Nothings is a juxtaposition of pinks + grunge from her art journal. More pages in process from this journal at Flickr.

    Check out the other pages in the tekenfilm altered children's book project.

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    Reader Comments (7)

    Got here via Flickr and love all the texture in your grunge pieces! It's very freeing when working just to create textures..woohoo!

    03.23.2010 | Unregistered Commenterlinda

    These pages are luscious! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    03.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri@PringleHill

    That quote is one of my all time favorites!!! Your pages are so interesting, the texture will be fun for you to
    work with. Can't wait to see how you use these :D

    03.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

    thanks so much for the mention! love the texture in these pages - it's hard to look at them and not be able to run my fingers over them!

    03.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngrid

    ooohhhhh these pages are so luscious!!! love them.

    03.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

    I love the grunginess of these pages- the color and texture are great! I've used the Golden gel mediums but haven't tried the others yet- I'll have to grab some fiber paste =) (And thanks for writing about my video!)

    03.26.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAly B

    love, love, love this, tammy! i want to jump right into the pages and swim in the texture. thank you so much for sharing my pages, too!

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