Sunday, December 28, 2008

An altered Recipe Book

Remember this lovely book I got from Halle on the third day of the Christmas swap? I know Halle wouldn't want this gem sitting in a desk or a box somewhere unused, and I've been wanting to start an altered recipe book ever since my friend Carol sent me some lovely tiny spoons and other kitchen related items as a gift.
So here is the first page. My hands were so cold they didn't want to write correctly, but I finally got it all written on the first page using my micro pen. I made a packing tape transfer of the photo of the actual recipe (which included meat, but I left as an alternative only), then added the small spoon.

I plan to turn this book into an altered recipe book and journal. I'll be playing with various styles and working on my journaling skills.

3 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

So cool! Glad you came up with a good use for it...and so quickly! Can't wait to see more pages.

Mar said...

you read my mind!!! I have plans to create recipe cards too! mixed media style...
for my boss marlon who is also an artist so i KNOW he will appreciate to 'different'

looking great!!

Sharon K. Shubert said...

What a great idea! I wanted to collage some recipe cards but never did it. I have too many irons in the fire. :) But it's all fun! Love your blog and all the cool things you do with altered art. The altered recipe book / journal will be so much fun to do I'm sure!