"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Altered Book - Second Vintage Entry

Here's the second entry in my new altered book.
The chapter on the page explains how I feel about this new endeavor:
The Magnificent Adventure
and it truly is.
It's very addictive and satisfies my desires of painting, beading, creating and all things vintage. 
One of the challenges in this project is trying to preserve the photographs, and I think I've been able to accomplish that by creating a journal box on the opposite side of the page of the photo.  I've left the journal box empty for now and will come back at a later time to fill it in. The box was shaded with pan pastels so that I can control where the media is placed. 
My favorite element is the vintage fountain pen created with a Tim Holtz nib, cardstock, paper lace, gold thread and some Prima rhinestones.  The nib looks like porcelain by applying embossing ink, and peal embossing powder than set it with a heat gun.
Chipboard adds another element and interest too on these pages. The leafy branch was torn in various pieces and used throughout the two pages.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, and if you've started your altered book, or have finished one, let me know where I can find you.  Thank you.


  1. Fantastic! I absolutely love it!

  2. Exquisite Joyce, really so beautiful, I LOVE that photo and the soft subtle colors...love those charms too...xo

  3. Gorgeous pages - I just love vintage photos being used in journal pages!

  4. Such delicate pages - beautiful subtle colour over the book text and wonderful composition.
    Alison xx