Monday, 23 November 2009
Altered Board Book
This is a project I have been working on for a few weeks. It was a bit 'trial and error' as it's the first one I have done but I was quite pleased with the results. It was made as a gift for my Auntie and Uncle's Ruby Wedding Anniversary which was yesterday. I was a bridesmaid at their wedding all those years ago.
Andy and Pete had a great party to celebrate yesterday and there lots of ribald jokes about married bliss and give and take, etc. We had a superb 3 course meal accompanied by loads of booze.
The book is one I bought in a charity shop and the pages were covered with papers (BG I think) and I added embellishments and rub-ons along the way, together with the photo's. I gave it a distressed look by sanding the edges of the book and photo's and inking the edges of the pages. The spine was made with grunge paper which I painted with a mix of acrylic paint and H20's. Finally I made a presentation box on my score board and added a nice red bow.
Hope you like it.