Saturday, 27 November 2010

Recycled Theme: Altered Bird Book

This is my 2nd DT piece for the Altered Element this month.
In it's previous life this used to be a bird book...well it still is but now its an altered one.
I hollowed out a large recess in the book, then I held all the pages together so I could PVA them together around the outside edges to hold them in place. The little recess holds a birds nest,eggs and odd feathers and bits and pieces that you may find in a birds nest.

I also cut a recess for the draw, which is made from a small box,lined with some of the removed paper before being painted with some watered down ink from a distress reinker bottle. The draw holds a small decoration made from 2 glass microscope slides with a small collaged image held between them and then sealed together with "faux solder" made from UTEE in a melt pot.

The cover also has a small recess in it which holds a bird image. The whole book has been painted with the same distress ink and the cover has then been given a coat of gold acrylic paint before a layer of croco crackling colour in bronze has been added.

Items used were:
Artchix collage sheet
Croco Crackling Colour
UTEE
Distress Ink

8 comments:

donna said...

This is beautiful.I love everything about your bird book!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely fabulous BIRD book I really love the draw that pulls out, very creative and unique. Tracy Evans x x

Paper Paradise said...

This is one of the most amazing creations I have seen, EVER! It is just beautiful......

Moira said...

This is amazing, just lovely

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Love it!!!
Its just absolutely gorgeous!!!

Minxy said...

Aw i love a good altered book and this is exceptional, I love it lots and lots x

Lottie said...

This is just PERFECT!

Paula said...

wow just amazing...must get to see you to get some pointers and get a lesson or two!