Thursday, 19 April 2012

Altered book lesson 6 pt II








I'm taking part in an online course run by Elizabeth! I must say it has been extremely interesting and quite challenging at times but I'm enjoying myself experimenting!


This spread is for lesson 6 Design prinicipals part 2 - rhythm, movement, contrast, repetition and dominance!

I think I've covered everything with this spread. Not a lot of materials used other than acrylic paints, some spare card, a black fineliner and a white paint pen! Oh yeah...and a roll of tape to draw round for the circle!

Here's a view of the inside of the Yin Yang symbol....



If you would like a btter look then just click on the photos to enlarge....

Here's how it was done....

Gesso base, then again badly mixed some black and white acrylic paint, just swirled it over the pages, then added the red Feng Shui symbols, when they were dry I gave the whole thing a thinned out coat of white paint!

I drew round a roll of sticky tape for the big Yin Yang symbol in the middle three times overlapping each circle, so that when I cut it out they were joined, I folded the layers over each other and then cut through the top two layers so that the lines in the middle would meet exactly! I just painted the inside in red then wrote the words in black fineliner!

Stuck it down (squint) * sighs* with some ordinary white craft glue!

Really like the strength of the Dominance and contrast of this piece! Quite pleased it came out VERY similar to the idea I had in my head!

I hope Elizabeth likes it and I've done what was asked!


Thanks for dropping by,

Jackie x


9 comments:

sandee said...

I love how you made an interactive piece in your book! Very cool indeed, but ( an I wish I had your e-mail ) I think you're suppose to add Lesson 6 link next time, the links for this class are Lesson 5 and anything before Lesson 5, ;) Regardless, your doing a great job and I love your ying and yang symbol! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Rita said...

Brilliant Jackie. I love the Ying & Yang symbol too. Making great progress by the looks of it. Hugs Rita x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You did a lot better mixing your black and white than I did. I got grey, but your background looks awesome.

Like Sandee I like the interactive elements of this spread and agree that Lesson 6 comes next time, but I won't tell anyone, if you don't (grin). I especially like the way you treated the Ying and Yang symbols.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I agree the interactive symbol is really cool!

elle said...

Very clever! Isn't it wonderful when it works out like you intended! ;^)

BJ said...

Gosh the comments confused me as I thought it WAS Lesson 6, but as usual in a time warp - LOL - I'm dying to make a door type feature on my pages but holding off 'till Elizabeth mentions it (hope that's soon) Anyway bit curious, do the doors stay open to turn the page? BJ

paulaexuk said...

Love your use of the Yin and Yang symbol, you can't help but follow the movement of the piece.

Sherry said...

A lovely and interesting page x

Susan said...

Oh that's a fun idea. its like a secret message. I love it. It remind me of some artwork I did when I was around ten. I totally forgot! So thank you so much!