Friday, March 15, 2013

March Challenge - an altered book cover


Hello there! It's Yvonne here. I recently started art journaling in old books and for the March challenge, I altered the cover of my art journaling book.


I started by cutting a window on the cover and some inner pages. I wanted to create some depth for the beautiful Zeus and Zoe embellishments but still wanted for the book to fit nicely on a bookshelf. 


I used the DecoArt stencil along with Golden glass bead medium to create a raised texture on the cover. Then I painted it with DecoArt paint and added some PearlEx for some shimmer.


For the base of the window, I used a vintage birthday card and some pretty embellishments. I also added some swirl chipboard to the cover. All from the Zeus and Zoe store.





5 comments:

Norma Gomez said...

Gorgeous altered book Yvonne, love all the beautiful texture you created.

Riikka said...

Really striking! Wow!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

This is stunning Yvonne! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandie Edwards said...

Amazing, the texture is so awesome Yvonne, what a fabulous idea!!! TFS

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful Yvonne! I love the colouring and fabulous texture of this cover!!!!! Really stunning! ;-)