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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Altered Book: Woman of Substance - Third Entry

Hello my artsy friends.

I’m here today to share my progress with you on my Women of Substance altered book project.  Here’s the third entry inspired by the colors of Prima’s Epiphany paper collection. At the time I created these pages, the Prima papers were not yet available to the public. I lost patience in waiting for them to be released and decided to create my own take on the colors and design. I’m enjoying how the journaling spaces on the pages are turning out just by creating an illusion of space and using some stamps and chipboard pieces which add interest and texture.  Yea for chipboard!    Ancestry.com is helping me fill in some gaps in my family history and I will be using that information in the journaling spaces.  I still ache to apply voluminous petal flowers, and other objects with dimension, and I struggle with creating “flatty” pages, but my goal is to get as many photos of this subject matter in this particular book.  It does however make me use my old punches and dies more.  I only wish I started working on altered books sooner, because not only does it allow me to incorporate mixed media, photos, and journaling, but I don’t have to worry about finding space to store a book.  I see more altered books in my future.  

Below you can see the many layers of gesso, mist and stamping.

I'm really enjoying creating my journal spaces with stamps, and chipboard.

The cross chipboard framing the photo and the bird cage are from Blue Fern Studios.

So, how are you coming along on your altered book?  Let me know where I can find you to see what you've been doing on your book.

p.s. A 6x6 Prima Epiphany paper collection book is in route to me as I compose this message.  I can’t wait to use the collection on another page!


  1. Very inspiring, a stunning spread, the softly stamped backgrounds look amazing!

  2. Thanks Joyce for sweet comment on my book, your pages are so beautifully made with all the different layers of stamping and elements.

  3. Love, and admire your creativity - your scrapbook pages are full of colour and the journal pages are just amazing with details and dimension TDF!
    I have given you a nickname - 50 shades on white! and you do every shade beautifully.