...several years ago, before I really started card-making I dabbled a bit with altered art, my particular interest was altered books. I acquired an old board book that had recessed pages and started to create a book of fairy tale pages. I painted the outside with several coats of gold acrylic and used a stamp to emboss swirls into the paint and hand lettered the title...
...then life...work, grandchildren, family commitments etc got in the way and I forgot about it. When I saw the theme for this month's challenge at Aurora Wings
it immediately sprang to mind and I dug it out again. I used some stamps and embossing powder to further decorate the outside.
After sanding and coating with gesso the inside looked like this....
I used distress inks and stencils to colour the background, stamping and heat embossing the roses around the frame .
I chose a beautiful AW image, Peace Rose
, which I printed twice, flipping the image for the second copy. Colouring medium for this is copics. These were fussy cut and added to the page .
To create the title page I distressed a piece of white cardstock, hand lettered the words and used the stamp and embossing powders again.
So here it is, the first page in my 'new' book, illustrating the lovely fairy story about the two sisters, Snow White and Rose Red.
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