Sunday, July 15, 2012

Folded pages altered book homework

Please NOTE: I am changing the order of the syllabus next week. You will see Lesson 14: Zippers. So it's time to buy or get out that zipper. I need to change the order because I have never made windows and doors before, so need lots of time to plan, photograph, and write the lesson. I am also involved in a HUGE project with a non-negotiable deadline, so I must complete it. I sincerely hope this doesn't hurt or hinder too many of you.

Now for my folded pages homework.

As promised last week, here is how I decorated my folded pages in my Hands AB. All images are from the same magazine except the "F" which is actually gold leaf I cut from a high end jewelry store's bag.

The back side finishes the statement.

Remember "way back when" we created frames? Since I have gold in the spread (although the "F" didn't photograph properly in either shot, I decided to use gold in the frame. I began by laying down a fine line of hot glue around both images, allowing one side to cool before moving on to the next. Be sure you have an extra glue stick handy in case you have to replace it during the process.

Once the glue was cool, I ran a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen over the glue. Alternately, I have seen colored hot glue sticks that you could use instead.

When the leafing pen is dry, repeat for the second side. Be sure to wait until the leafing pen is dry. You don't know how many times I have forgotten my own advice and rushed to the next step, thus smearing the gold leaf on both pages.

Also as promised, here is a folded pocket page in my Rocking Horse AB.

You can see the supplies I started with. I only had one 8.5 X 11 sheet of that rocking horse scrapbook paper, and needed to make the most of it.

Here is the first page, showing the left side and the pocket. I used a jeweled brad in the center of the spinner which is a view master slide. The point I was hoping to make was, you would see the rocking horse on the left, look "through" the viewer, and

see the larger horse. I hope you see the humor in that. By the way, I have tags planned to go in the spinner pocket. Thanks for checking in and allowing me to share my homework with you this week. I had fun making this rather "less is more" spread.

Once again, I'm linking with CED.

Don't forget. We will NOT make Windows and Doors next week, but jump straight to the lesson on zippers. Windows and Doors will be available on August 5.


12 thoughtful remarks:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...lots going on here Elizabeth all very detailed and colourful...hope you and Bleubeard are having a fun weekend...Mel :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I've never altered a book, but got some at a library sale that I may play with. Your cat is gorgeous. Blessings!

Dawn said...

Wow what a beautiful spread Elizabeth. I love the colours you have used and really appreciate the 'less is more' approach, I love the impact this technique can create.
Ha ha, serendipitous or what! I picked up a couple of zips in a local charity shop this week, hmmm maybe my muse is finally with me!!
Big hugs to you and Bleubeard x x x x

elle said...

A classy folded page for sure. I'll finish up my page and post!

Carolyn Dube said...

Fabulous altered class- as usual. In love with how you used the view finder circle!

Rita said...

You always do detailed lessons with lots of pictures. I know that takes a lot of time and effort. Thank you for these. :) :)

Anonymous said...

Super nice. I really enjoy your methods.
North Carolina

SandeeNC said...

I am so far behind, it doesn't matter to me what you change...I don't have my zipper either, lol I don't think I'll be able to catch up until next month, and then I'm going on vacation so it may September before I get everything done! :( So very sorry to have fallen off the radar so to speak! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

gina said...

Very creative! And very cool results! I am in awe of all of you who can do these things.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful work!I got the rocking horse little to big thing right away! I could say I am amazed that you always seem to have just the right supplies, but after seeing your post "Where this blogger creates", I can see how organized and how much foresight you have in your collecting.

carol l mckenna said...

very creative work ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger

Terrie said...

Who are we to complain about when you offer your lessons? I'm just thrilled you continue to share your knowledge and help us all make the coolest books possible. I started off with such great intentions and have slowly fallen more and more behind. I read each lesson and get all jazzed then lose my direction again. I need to go back to about lesson 9 or 10 and do some serious catching up! Thanks again for all the information and time you take to share with us!