Friday, 6 February 2015

...on Altered Books

So my ramble this week is on, altered books...because that is what I've been up to and where my head is currently at.

Saying I have thousands of suitable vintage and antique books to alter is probably no exaggeration & it's always something that appeals to me, however when I come to create I'm usually drawn to a journal I have handmade. Not so much at the moment though, at the moment I am just thinking books, books, books.

It's not like I need to start a new journal, I have plenty going but the muse is calling and she usually gets her way (plus I do have a fairly good idea of a particular use I have for the journals I'm making so she has swayed my logic brain somewhat to her thinking too - which makes a change). 

Here is a lil video showing how I am prepping two altered books for my next art journals:

...and I did make something in it, 
I started this lil page...
using the same techniques shared in my recent pastels and charcoal video tutorial herebut this time I favoured the charcoals.

That's it for today my sweets, I am super busy making my 21 Secrets Lesson *awesome*, I have to keep this ramble short and sweet. If you wanna come join in the 21 Secrets LOVE click the link to take a goosey gander at what's on offer:

Much love

14 comments:

  1. for some reason the video won't play. It says it's private.

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    1. Hi Kimberly, please try again (you may need to refresh to clear cache) as I have altered the settings and its had over 150 views so I know it's working for sure now =)

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    2. Nope, still not working.

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    3. I've updated the settings again, if it doesn't work now it never will no idea why some can see it and others cant, here's a review link of it directly: https://vimeo.com/jennibellie/review/118835639/b5275f29d3

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  2. Looks like you where having fun and the page you showed that you ended up doing in it is lovely..

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  3. I love the little books & washi tapes that you have shown! Super cute stuff! I can't wait to see more of what you're doing in the book! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Love your book ... I'm obsessed with altered books myself at the moment ... Thanks for the inspiration !

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  5. FYI: I couldn't see the video, either. Says "Sorry. Because of its privacy settings, this video cannot be played here." I refreshed. I even restarted my computer.

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    1. hi rita, sorry I've no idea why some can see it and others cant, here's a review link of it directly: https://vimeo.com/jennibellie/review/118835639/b5275f29d3

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  6. I was just able to watch the video ... copied and pasted your link and it worked fine for me. Love the book and love your page you did too!

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  7. That looks like a good idea, it shard for me to make myself do anything to a book, its been so drilled into me that books are not to be written in, torn, dog eared or anything like that.

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  8. Hi Jennibellie, I am having such a hard time using old books to alter, I think it harks back to being told off by a librarian for folding back a page on a book I was reading. ( I was about 6)

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    1. It is difficult to do it. I went to Half Price Books and bought a book for a dollar and while I am using it as an art journal, sometimes my book-training says...omg what ARE you doing? lol But it gets better, and much easier when I know I only paid a buck for it.

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