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Monday, 11 October 2010

Vintage Book

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

from this

to this

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


  1. hi sarah,its gorgeous,me thinks i would like a go at that,well done,x

  2. Sarah that is absoulutly stunning, I love the whole thing well done you! Of course I love my box you made for me even more but this is still brilliant! Teresa xx

  3. wow this is fantastic sarah,you are very clever.love the image and stunning colours.will be a great hiding place for mums chocolate :D

    xx coops xx

  4. This is so beautiful and dreamy, Sarah!! Thank you so much for linking this up to the Creative Spirit Challenge--I'm so happy you joined us!!! (Everyone is so nice!)

  5. Lovely project, Sarah! Thanks for sharing it with us! Hopped over from Creative Spirit Challenge!

  6. This is so dreamy, adore this. It is a beautiful image (one used myself) and love books so love the altered book. This is stunning. Lynne x

  7. Great work Sarah! See,I KNEW you had all this arty stuff inside just waiting to burst out! LOL x

  8. Oh what a gorgeous project...clever you ! It was so nice too meet you too today Sarah, thank you so much for the lovely card and images :) You will have to pop over more often, love Katy xx

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous! So well done!

  10. Amazing project! Completely gorgeous!

  11. I just came over to say "hi" and hope you're having a good weekend!!!


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