Sunday, March 7, 2010

Altered Calendar - March Gardens



I received a new Calendar to alter as part of our 2010 calendar swap.  I get to keep this book for about a month and can collage the pages according to the theme.  I can do some journaling - or just create pretty pictures.  The pretty altered cover and the first few pages with Victorian ladies and flowers belied the true nature of the calendar.
AHA!  The book was filled with trashy romance novel cover vixens!
Marie explained that we were to create pages of gardens - incorporating these lusty wenches into a theme of our choosing.


I started by gesso-ing the artwork around the females to have a blank slate to work with - like this. I think she might look good in a tiki garden or something with a Cuban flare.


The first page of March had no wench to work with so i set upon creating a garden of eden or something - someplace for this marble statue couple to enjoy nature. Au naturelle. 


I did the whole spread with a few pages of prepainted deli paper from my stash.  I was inspired by the latest Anthropologie catalogue, which used paper cuts to highlight their accessories.  You have to check them out, the collection is called Carried Away - so pretty.


You can read about my deli paper HERE and HERE.  Did i mention it glues beautifully?  It does! I like using it in altered books, rather than painting directly on the pages.
Please check back to see what gardens i create for the two lonely ladies above!

1 comment:

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

ohhh, how inspiring!! Altered books are a new concept for me, and immediately drew my attention. These are great!