Altered Books Love Shrine

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Altered Books Love Shrine



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Altered Books

~ having recently attended an altered Book Retreat with Michael Demeng I am all fired up in the Art of Altered Books, the possibilities are endless

~ There are sooo many unloved books that end up in rubbish dumps .. recycling and repurposing some of these pages and being able to turn them into works of art really appeals to me

~ With my daughters birthday approaching I thought of creating a really special book for her, like a little shrine in the form of an altered book , teeling her just how much I love her..

~ It was quite an intertesting project, to combine some of the arty elements I like with the colors that she loves..but I thinl I turned out quite amazing..I am really pleased with it and she absolutely loved it :-)

~ Take a peek if you like ..


Altered Art Projects

Love Shrine Altered Book

for my daughters 8th birthday

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Close up pictures of the Altered Book Shrine ...
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine


Altered Books Love Shrine - Artwork by Milliande
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine
~ open layer altered book - removed all book pages and created box frame
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine
~ inserted an altered box into the box frame
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine
~ adhered a mirror inside the altered box
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine
~ cut cookie cutter in half with dremel, adhered angel wings made out of clay
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine
~ made a little scroll over a pice of wooden dowel with burn edges and beaded closure . Added a little secret love note to my daughter
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine
~ The Love shrine altered book is protected by 4 dragons ... my daughters favourite mythical animal :-)
Altered Books ALtered Art Love Shrine

Altered Books Love Shrine

Art Materials used

~ Altered Book as a Base , needs a sturdy frame that can withstand paint applications, so a hardback book is best
~ Golden Extra Geavy Molding Paste Mediums ( for covering the outer and inner altered book covers a textural effect before apllying coloring with color
~ Golden Fluid Acrylics for coloring the layers, as well as applying washes over the golden heavy textured gel
~ an altered box with the lid glued to the top, an door cut out and a leather hinge affixed to it
~ a mirror the size of the inner box , glued into the altered box before adhering the lid to the top
~ vintage door handle for altered book top closure
~ a vintage flower --with a piece of velvet string with a Velcro closure
~ a metal cookie cutter in an angel shape - cut in half with a Dremel ( with Accessory metal blade) sanded on the edges to remove all splinters
~ air dry clay - to create angel wings
~ assorted charms and beads for embellishing


Goddess Coloring Book Art
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