Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Altered book

First page, the door opens to fimo embellishment. Tim Holtz paper inside the door and sprayed with homemade spray which I love. Everything stuck on with modpodge (be careful with it around distress inks, they aren't water proof as I keep having to remind myself!)

Love mod podge for altered projects, especially the matte as you can be as messy as you want and never see where you glued

This is my favourite page, I got inspired from a quote and decided that each page should have a lovely inspiring quote. Handcut a dragonfly out of grungeboard and embossed it. The Strangest grungeboard ever, it cracked and just wouldn't co-operate :( A mixture of mod podge and gesso and acrylic paint to cover it and then a good mash up with my fingers! 
Tag inside in the bottle cap page, they are little bells inside the bottle cap and they still rattle :)

I used some old family photos for this page, made it more special knowing that, I want to learn some new techniques to try folding the pages. Small steps Louise, small steps

So about 6 hours were put into it today and I'd say alot more to come. I want to do the niche next, have to get something nice to put into it!


  1. I think I need some messy days......and to make something out of my grunge paper which I can't get the hang of.... and some mod podge (off to google it!)

  2. Look up mod podge rocks on facebook Lisa, it's a great product, seals, protects, glues and hardens it's awesome :) you can get gloss or matte, I've both but the matte is the snizzle for collage!

  3. Lou this is just fab, so much work gone into it already. Can't wait to see more pictures :)