The wonderful group ARTHavenCreations_Friendships that I belong has a project this month called the Altered Book Journey. Those that want to follow along and do an altered book will have the guidance of Diann Scholl and Eileen Bellomo. Diann and Eileen will show us techniques to use and how to do them. We can work at our own pace, do as much or as little as we want.
This has been something I've been very interested in doing. I've collected all kinds of "stuff" over the years from ticket stubs, and old photos to Green Savings stamps! So what I'm going to do is show you my progress as the project moves along. I'll post a picture or two of what I'm doing. I hope you enjoy the process and project as much as I'm going to. Attached are the first of two photos, my book after I've ripped out a large chunk of pages, and a picture of the pages and my next job - to prime my pages with gesso.
I am married, retired from the Federal Government 5 years ago and my husband and I love to travel around the country in our RV. We are currently on an extended trip to AZ and western states. I started to make cards a couple of years ago and it quickly became my favorite thing to do. My husband says all he has to do is look in my craft room and that's where he'll find me. My interests have grown from cardmaking to decoupage, altered art, vintage, mixed media, and collage. I am also very interested in learning jewelry, wire wrapping and polymer clay. There is so much to do and not enough time.