Monday, 3 January 2011

Covers for a new altered book

I have joined a group commitment to do covers and pages for an altered book called Interpretations. Each month we do a page for our partner, and a page for ourselves. Each month we have a different partner, so it means that you end up with two books, one of your own, and another with all the other artists work.
The December challenge was to do the front and back covers, and mine is now on it's way to California. The project ends in December 2011, but as we have all the themes, you can get on with them in advance, if you are organised that is. So don't hold your breath.
These are my covers: I used Viva Terra paint on the front, and stamped into it for texture, sprayed it with Glimmer mists, and then added shrink plastic bits. The letters are grungeboard, which I used on the reverse as a mask. I hand wrote a few thoughts about the book, and added my favourite TH bird cage, with the bird released from it's cage.
The back cover was covered with sprayed tissue paper, with various bits added. The reverse of the back has a canvas pocket, with a shrink plastic clock inside. I was a bit nervous about doing this, not knowing if my interpretation would be OK. It seems to haave gone down well so far.


Netty said...

They are all terrific Wendy and such a great idea. Have fun. Annette x

Heather said...

Fantastic cover and pages Wendy - I love the clocks and cogs. Lucky person who gets your book.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous covers Wendy, sounds like a great swap.

Paula said...

Of course they will love your work. Its wonderful! Paula x

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