Monday, June 26, 2017

Altered Board Books, Part II - by Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Ink

My post on May 30, Altered Board Books, Part I, began the saga of the round robin a friend and I were doing. It showed the book that she started, the one that will be hers to keep at the end of the project. This time, it’s the book that I started – one with a handle, purchased at a yard sale.

Just like last time, I’m showing only my pages per her request. Just like last time, the theme is ‘favorite quotes’.

And just like last time, there are no instructions – just a supply list and my fond hope that you will find a board book, gesso the pages or cover them with collage papers, and then alter them with your favorite stamps, stencils, paints, pencils and pens, and all sorts of flat and dimensional elements.

I incorporated rubber stamps from The Queen’s Ink along with some from my collection. I computer-generated Michelle Obama’s quote, tore and cut others from postcards, and hand-wrote one as well. Also included: Embossed Shimmer Sheetz (the bit gold queen of hearts playing card), acrylic paint, paint pens, printed papers, purchased embellishments, a frayed label from a T-shirt, gems, glitter dots, gift wrap tissue, newsprint, flat and dimensional alphabet stickers, ledger paper, jumbo star sequins, a dragonfly-shaped button, and more. The dimensional elements add to the visual impact and the thickness of the book – it doesn’t stay closed, it opens like a fan at one side.

The cover isn’t done, so stay tuned! And I may re-visit some of the pages if they start to look like more is needed…

Go to a yard sale sometime soon. Pick up a board book for a quarter or a buck. (Or look through your kids’ castoffs…)

Pick up the rest of the supplies at The Queen’s Ink and get started! This can be a solo project or invite a friend to join in.

  • Gesso (black, white)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Cheap paintbrushes (Patti stocks Seth Apter’s favorites!)
  • Matte medium
  • Colored pencils
  • Rubber stamps
  • Permanent multi-surface inkpad
  • Stencils (shown: StencilGirl Products)
  • Stickers
  • Sequin waste
  • Stapler
  • Assorted embellishments
  • Paint pens (shown: white)
  • Fine nib permanent ink pens in black (Sakura Pigma Micron 1mm and 01mm)
  • Printed or computer-generated quotes
  • Collage papers
  • Adhesives formulated for the surfaces you’ve selected

1 comment:

  1. I'm not an altered project maker, but this looks fun.