A few weeks ago I popped round to a crafting friend's (Viv of Viv's Visual's) to collect some stamps she was selling, whenever I go she has always made something amazing and I come home loaded up with bits and pieces and ideas to try out.
Well this is one of them, an altered book come treasure box
I picked the ancient book up on a market stall, I loved all the detail, it was a shame to cover it, but it does still show, pulled all the pages out and made a box to fit inside.
I painted it with gesso, acrylic paints in cream and metallic gold. The papers are from the Tim Holtz "Lost and Found" stack covered in Modgepodge to seal it, the image is a free download from Craft Stamper. I have no idea why this turned out pink but I love it. I printed it onto a transparency sheet then used the transfer technique on to a piece of Calico. Finally added the embellishments.
They aren't the best photo's as my photography is rubbish but I'm really pleased with how this one turned out.
I'm going to enter it into my first altered art challenge over at Cindy Adkin's Whimsical Musings for her Creative Spirit Challenge