Friday, July 27, 2012

All Things Altered Blog Hop | The World According to ME Altered Book

Welcome to the last stop on the All Things Altered Blog Hop with the Sakura Hobby Crafts design team. If you happened here by coincidence, find the links to the other stops at the end of this post. If you came here from Amanda's blog then you are in the right spot!
For my project I worked on the cover of my newest altered adventure. Recently I began an altered book to use mixed media to work through my feelings about stuff going on around me--a if I were in charge of the world I'd do it THIS way kind of thing!
Having a space to art and journal about the injustices, the drama and the trauma helps me to not get bogged down and lose site of what's important in my life--my family.

The Process--

This is layered over the actual cover of the book with book paper, antique atlas pages, Sakura, Terri Sproul Mixers, more paper and more paper☺and some fun chipboard letters that were altered with book paper and more mixers!  I love how the cover turned out so far.*

close up of the the can see the text
of the paper showing through the mixers.
powdered mixers were dry-brushed over
various areas of the book--this looks like
a face ! ♥
I printed "The World according to..." with my ink jet printer onto the book paer
using Miracle Tape available at Viva las Vegastamps!
Viva Las Vegastamps also carries the entire
collection of Terri Sproul Mixers & Sakura Crystal Lacquer

*There will be more lumpiness added to the cover and fibers and such to the spine when I finish altering all the pages...but since I'm still working on the pages in the book I wanted to keep the embellishing low-profile for now.

Continue on...

Be sure to check out all the links, leave comments and enter for a chance to win a bottle of lacquer and a package of 3 mixers!  There will be one winner--post on the Sakura Blog and let us know which project was YOUR favorite--the winner will be announced in Monday the 30th.


  1. What a great title foe an altered Atlas... love the technique you used.... AWESOME BOOK!!!

  2. I love altered books, yours is awesome :)

  3. I love the whole concept of this book, the mixers and lacquer just hit the highlights so beautifully on these letters. Well done, I can't wait to see more of this journal.

  4. Love the title of your book Leslie!!! So clever - I can see a whole series of these. The colors collaged with the book pages are stunning. Can't wait to see more of the contents : )

  5. I love your book. Your colors are fab. Can't wait to see more.

  6. Oh, I love that you challenge me to use my products to their fullest! I want to get out my supplies and get my hands dirty and make something beautiful like you did!

  7. What a wonderful idea! I love those colors and the overall design!

  8. fabulous book. I love the colors and now I want to make one also.

  9. I love the colors, techniques and the ME book - I need a ME book :)

  10. I love your idea for ruling the world and making notes. LOL. Very pretty page, and the techniques are so cool. Love it.


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