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23 July 2008

Altered Book into an Art Journal

I have been taking part in a challenge set by Jean (Bluebird).
This month, Jean challenged us to alter a book to make an art journal.


I found my book, Sixteen Self Sketches by Bernard Shaw, in a charity shop.
It was just the right size for my first altered book
& has turned out to be a wonderful source of inspiration.

This is a picture of the book before work began.


This is the front cover now.


Here are a few of the pages that I have been working on.














By it's very essence, an art journal is a continuing project,
so there is no "completed" project to show.
Even pages I think are finished, I find myself going back to add a little bit more.

20 comments:

  1. daisy - i love it - it is worth the wait - beautiful xx

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  2. I was wondering where you had been! Fantastic work Daisy! x

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  3. Stunning work Daisy I Love it! thanks for playing along!xx

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  4. Hi
    Daisy great altered book. Love all of it so far . We have missed your entries though LOL

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  5. Awesome, Daisy! Aren't altered books so much fun?

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  6. Fantastic journal! Altered books are my first love!!

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  7. Wow - this is a new one on me - something else to try - what a fabulous book - glad to see you back!

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  8. Wow! What a wonderful project to be working on Daisy... love everything you have done so far and look forward to seeing more!

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  9. Hi Daisy

    Thought you'd been on holiday! - I love what you've been doing with your altered journal.....

    I hope you don't mind but you've been tagged - have a look on my blog!

    Karen

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  10. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It looks fabulous so far...keep us updated xxx

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  11. Thank you for leaving such encouraging comments.

    I must say, although it took me a while to get started on this project, once I did I found it hard to think of anything else this month ... I just wanted to go on & do more pages (& add to the existing ones).

    Think I may have a new addiction :o)

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  12. Simply love it Daisy ....

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  13. Wow it's fab daisy! No wonder you were getting painty!! xxx

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  14. WOW daisy - it is gorgeous. Well done you! I love it. :-) xxxx

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  15. Very nice. It's worth taking some time with.

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  16. I really Love your pages! It is addicting I think too! Your found poetry is brilliant as are all of your peekaboo pages, very inspiring!

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  17. Beautiful beautiful job! This is something you will treasure and surely add to for a long long time! I am inspired!

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  18. Your book is stunning Daisy! Thank you for sharing your pages here. I love the inclusion of your art pieces, and the niches are great :) Also love the butterflies fluttering throughout...
    Cheers,
    Gaye

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