Thursday, 26 August 2010

MADAME BUTTERFLY Another Altered Book Spread

Hi everone.

We were making paper dolls at the last class and it was real fun .

Heres another spread in my altered book which i have really enjoyed doing.
For these pages i used Red and Black acrylics sponged manically onto the pages.

I then took a large tag and painted it with Studio Acrylics and Distress inks.
Then applied a stencil and highlighted it in places with a white Ranger Pen and when it was dry cut it in half Length ways to form another layer and also a background.

I then made a paper doll to represent my version of Madame Butterfly.
Her Head dress, Ruff and bodice is made entirely from butterfly rubber stamps and Images that i manipulated in various ways until i had the effect i wanted.
I glued her to another paper doll that i never got round to finishing and then attached her to my page.

Heres a close up of Madame Buttetfly in all her glory
I hope you like her and i will post the finished spread later as i am going on to start another couple of pages and then come back to madame when i decide what to do to the other page.
Smiles Rob xxx

Friday, 13 August 2010

Altered Book in Progress

Hello all

I have been attending a brilliant mixed media class on Mondays as i needed to just have a day of doing art stuff for myself as i was getting edgy and had hit a brick wall as far as my art was concerned .

As well as learning new techniques i have also made some great new friends and we all splodge paint around eat naughty food and laugh a lot which is the best art therapy in the world as far as im concerned.

I am working on an Altered Book and my theme for it is Things with Wings .

So here are a few pics to let you see how im getting on with it.

The first pic shows the book after i have glued pages together and then used paints and inks to add some colour

The next pic shows how i have built up the depth of the pages using more inks and paints using Rubber Stamps and Stencils.

And finally heres the first spread i have done and its almost finished and its supposed to represent Bingo Wings. It just needs a bit more doing to it but i will leave it for now until i decide what to add.

So as you can see i am having a fabby time and will keep you all up to date with how the book is getting along.

Smiles Rob xxx

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Renaissance Topper

Renaissance Topper
Originally uploaded by Eclectic Storm
Here is what i like to do with peices of scrap paper i have used to glue and ink things on.
If its a decent size i decorate the other side like i have here and now i have a topper for a card without wasting paper.
On this topper i have used Graphic 45 renaissance papers and made the frame in the middle using my Metric Scor-Pal which i adore.
Hope you like it.
Love and smiles Rob xxx

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Just had to make a valentines card today.

I based it on the vintage valentines cards and ephemera that i saw in the antique shops in Los Angeles. ( You can see those pics on the Once Upon A stamp blog )

I loved the colours and the victoriana and i just had to try and get that look.

Anyway this is a valentine to all who come and see.

Love ya all loads

Rob xxx

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Journal Page using New Graphic 45 Papers

Hi all sorry for not posting in ages.

I made this with the Perfect Gentleman papers i was given by Graphic 45 two days ago at the CHA. I didnt bring many craft products with me but i just had to have a play and came up with this journal page about how time and i just dont get on.

Hope you like it.

I will probably add to this when i get back from the CHA but im happy with it and enjoyed the process.

Smiles Rob xxx