Sunday, May 10, 2009

Backgrounds for AB101

I am involved with a group that is doing an online class for Altered Books. Elizabeth from Altered Book Lover http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/ is directing it. I get a little bit intimidated trying to put this all together but with Elizabeth's and the group's input I will get through it and I will have grown again.


This is a paper towel dyed with old markers. It had some creases in it when I photographed it which created these awesome shadows.



This is a technique that Elizabeth gave us using acrylic paints and baking soda. I love it, it looks like suede. This was done on brown paper.


This is marbled paper done on a paper towel with shaving cream and Dyna-Flo.


A dryer sheet painted with acrylic and then swiped with black and gold acrylic (using an old credit card). I love the look. That credit card is quickly becoming my best friend.


This is a paper towel dyed with old markers then splashed with a wash from pearlized acrylics.


Brown paper bag rubbed with oil pastels and blended using Goo-Gone.


A paper towel dyed with old markers and then swiped with acrylic using my friend the credit card.


This is a copy of a piece of sheet music that was mono printed with ink sprayed on a plastic sheet.


7 comments:

Elizabeth Golden said...

These are so wonderful, each one so unique. I can't decide which technique I like more.

ooglebloops said...

Very interesting - they are all so beautiful!!

Seth said...

What a great set of backgrounds. All so varied!

purplepaint said...

Oh these are cool!!! I think I'm in that group, just haven't been an active member and now look what I'm missing! Marva

Poetic Artist said...

These are so fun.

Renee Howell said...

WOW - what cool things you have done! I'm doing a blog wander to remotivate myself from two too busy weeks. Thanks for the great photos.

La Dolce Vita said...

great textures and fab ideas!