Friday, 6 April 2012

Altered Book lesson 4 pt 2 !!

Well ! Here is another double page spread in Lesson 4 of the Altered Book online Class with Elizabeth . I was palying with glue, Gesso, Tissue paper and of course some string!!

I started off cutting up some ordinary string then spelling out the word " string" ! Stuck it all down with p.v.a glue, I then covered the whole pages with some inexpensive white tissue paper. When that was dry , I just randomly painted splotches <----- a REALLY technical word that lol with some acrylic paints, I added some Gesso just to blend off the colours a little.

I highlighted the word with some fancy foils I had in my stash.... just added a wee bit of glue to the letters and while it was still tacky I stuck the foils down then lifted them again, transfering the foils to the word! It's very similar to 'gilding'!

Afterwards I just decorated the page with a black marker and a White Sakura Jellroly pen!

Here's a close up of some of the details.....

You don't necessarily have to use that 'gilding' technique over the letters you could dry brush over some gold paint or any other colour to highlight the letters... anything goes really... i just did that because i had the foils handy!

These next pages are a doddle!!

Just smoosh <----- another technical randomly over the page some  Gesso in a criss cross manner...let dry....then splodge over some colours...wipe them off with an old credit/bank card ! The paint will stick to bits you've missed on the page but wipe off the gesso leaving that cool and funky background! Dead simple!!

The colours i chose kind of looked very 'hippie' like so I was just drawn to that theme! The "Peace" sign is done by drawing round a roll of sticky tape lol... and coloured using a black marker....The letters are plastic templates, which I drew round and coloured with Letraset Aqua markers..I outlined the whole thing with a White Sakura JellyRoll pen!

Here's a close up of the lovely 'splodged' background...

I hope you have enjoyed reading and It just goes to show that you don't REALLY NEED fancy tools to get fancy results!

If you would like to see the other pages I've done then please click HERE.

Thanks for looking and take care

Jackie xx


Terrie said...

Yep, that's going to be one cool book. It's amazing what you can do with only a few supplies, isn't it? Your book is looking great!

BJ said...

I love it too Jackie. The colours are great, do you use paints? I've not been brave enough to even open mine yet!! Your pages are brilliant. BJ

Julia S-W said...

Wow Missy - you've been very busy I see!! I love your backgrounds and the 'gilding' on the letters. I also love the bright colours and the white dots around the edge - can't wait to see your book when it's finished! Thanks for dropping by my blog.
Hope you have a lovely weekend too.

BJ said...

Hi Jackie, I think it must have been you who mentioned the set of paints from "The Works" then as they are the ones I haven't opened - YET! Thanks for your comments too - BJ

sandee said...

Hi Jackie, I just love all those technical terms your using, lol You and I speak the same language girl! Loving your pages, and the String page gave me an inspiration, keep your eye open and see if you can spot it one day. ;) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh yes, that's my specialty, NOT using expensive stuff! Instead of gesso, I use wall putty! It's about a third of the price! Nice colorful page, and I have to find a white pen that works as good as yours does! Patsy from

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

OH Jackie! These pages are marvelous. All that color!! I was also drawn to the String spread and the foil I'd never heard of before. Of course, Peace was brilliant and the gesso/paint resist was a perfect example. Far better results than anything I made!

Have a lovely Easter.

Ann B said...

Just posted comment on your earlier post and now I find these gorgeous pages. I love your use of colour and clever use of string.