It's been awhile since I picked up my Altered, an AB (altered book). I suspect the name sounds redundant, but it's important to me to know the focus of an AB when I start in it. With that in mind, I created two spreads that celebrate Autumn.
This four page spread has two poems that represent the season. For that reason, I am linking this to Robyn's Poetry Journal Monthly.
I tried to make the background as autumnal as possible, where I combined three colors of Golden's Fluid Acrylics.
The problem with using images, as well as poems from a book, is they are printed on both sides. I had to find a way to show both sides of the page, so I sewed a small portion of the page such that the viewer, with very little trouble, could find the slightly hidden poem by Elsie Natalie Brady.
For the second spread, I continued the paint chip theme,
as well as the rest of the poem by Loise Pinkerton Fritz.
The paint chips were quite shiny under the OTT light, so I scanned each page. I even stamped leaves on the paint chips. Don't you just love the names of these chips?
You can see where I sewed the back-to-back poems on the right side of the first spread. For this spread, I also cut up a Reese's cup wrapper and used it to frame the edges.
I used the same paint chips on the second spread, but I reversed them.
The pumpkins are icons of the season, as are falling leaves. The rest of the poem, started in the first spread, is shown here.
This is Day 16 of AEDM,