Monday, August 6, 2012

Altered Book Page

So, one evening this past June, my friend Maria asked me if I wanted to take a book page embellishing class from a local artist who currently had a showing going on at one of the local art galleries. Um, paper crafting? A class? Of course! It was such a fun time and although my altered page ended up looking more like a scrapbook layout, I was really happy with how it turned out. I did learn some new techniques that I can definitely apply to scrapbooking and cardmaking, walked away with lots of antiqued book pages to use and made this piece that I gave to my Nana as a belated Mother's Day gift. My Dad is going to mount it on wood and create an easel for it so she can display it on her piano.


6 comments:

Susan said...

This is gorgeous! I love using text, especially from old books (already falling apart ones,of course!) This gives me incentive to use more old text.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my . . . this is gorgeous Megan! Just beautiful!

LisaM said...

Oh my, gorgeous work!

The Gov. said...

Just adorable!

Angela L. said...

oh my gosh.... this is just stunning!!!

BethW said...

You've certainly inspired me.I'm frequently looking for a good neutral background-never thought to use a whole page from a book.Sad part is-I do alter books.Thanks for the great idea-this is truly lovely.I'm a Nana and I know I'd be thrilled to get it!