Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Altered Book: Wide Wide World

This is the cover of an altered book from several years ago. The book title is "Wide Wide World" and it's a nice small size. Sometimes it's nice to work on a petite book because you can use some materials without altering them. This cover features a stamp that I like a lot though I can't really remember the company! It's been a while since I went to a stamp convention which is where I have bought most of my stamps over the years. Okay, maybe this is a PostModern stamp. I do a lot of thrift store shopping and one of my favorite places to find cool stuff is the Goodwill Outlet stores, also known as The Bins. We have one here in Salem and there are several in the Portland area. I've even been to one in Seattle and that was a good one. So, the grommeted vinyl trim is something I picked up here in Salem. I painted it (probably with Lumiere) for this application but I've also used Staz-On which makes for some amazing colors. I particularly like the dark blue Staz-On on metal. Very cool. The image is stamped on a scrap of a 1920's National Geographic and I like the vertical text.

I'm placing things here in no particular order. I'm attempting to upload photos of my work that I have on hand. That does tend to limit me to older work. I used to photograph and scan everything the minute I finished it, but that has gone by the wayside.