Monday, August 2, 2021

Altered Book with Photo Stamps

 Hello friends! Today, I am on the blog with Blank Page Muse and I have created an altered book using an old book and stamps along with paint, stencils, and papers. 

Supplies used - 

Several Sentiments stamps from Blank Page Muse
Old book
Handmade paper
Assorted papers
Art Glitter Glue
Acrylic paint in various colors

First of all, you will need to prep the book. To start this process, I tear out every other page so that the spine is not overloaded with pages, then glue two pages together for a less tear-resistant surface to work on. Coat each page with gesso and let dry.

While the pages are drying, stamp the images onto a mix of papers. I generally just stamp out my images onto several colors of paper then I have them ready when I am working on building the pages. 

After the pages are dry, paint them with acrylic paint in a variety of colors, let dry, then make some marks with tools such as a credit card, stamps, pens, etc. with a contrasting color of paint. Let this dry. While your pages are drying, look over your assorted images and papers and start to piece them together in layers for the book pages. These pieces can be stapled or glued together or even stitched on before placing them in the book. 

Now that the pages are dry, using large stencils and white or black paint or your choice of color, stencil over the book pages. 
For the orange page above, I used the Water Cloud Masks by taping them down with painter's tape. After the stenciled pages are dry, keep adding marks, splatters, dots, and more. At this stage, the pages are ready for the images and papers that are layered. You can use ink on the edges or a water-soluble pencil and draw along the edges for emphasis. Also, add any sentiments that you like at this point. Your book is now finished!

Here are the finished pages. Just remember that if you don't like a page or colors you used, just keep adding layers! 

Here is the cover, it had been painted with acrylic paint then crackle medium then layered with acrylic paint again to create the crackle, then using archival ink on the edges along with a glaze of paint over the top. 

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