Friday, November 29, 2013

December Daily : an altered book

I decided to go ahead and join Ali Edwards' December Daily project. Mine's a lot different than Ali's style - I've decided to make an altered book. 
This is what I started with. I just love that title - begging to be altered :-) I was also inspired by the colour and immediately found some lovely sari ribbon for ties. Originally published in 1924, it has lovely sturdy old pages with deckled edges - and not many more than 30 so will be perfect for the days of December and just a few extra memory pages or double spreads.

I picked it up very cheap at a book sale - someone's trash will be my treasure. I picked my colour scheme of turquoise blue and red, and went through my studio to find some gatherings - love this part.
Fabric and ribbon gatherings

Paper gatherings
Old Christmas cards, Christmassy serviettes,
and other findings I might use
sparkly paints, sprays and glitters
I also bought these daily labels : available for digital purchase HERE. They fit my colour scheme and I think will help to unify my pages. I've printed them on different papers, including a transparency, for variety.
I already had these
Printables available for purchase from Mary Ann Moss HERE
I found some really cool FREE digital Christmas ticket stamps HERE
printed on scrapbook paper overprinted on a
gelli plate with metallic paint
and Heidi Swapp had some lovely FREE digitals last year HERE. Here's some of them printed on card and transparencies ::

I really enjoy transparencies. Here's another page of free images from the Graphics Fairy printed on an inkject transparency.
And finally, here's the cover so far
And a peek at how I've started the bases of some pages :
stencil with distress ink pad applied with sponge dauber
transparent date tag
distress ink pad applied over mask with sponge dauber
spray ink through stencil then opposite page gets the print of wet ink
acrylic paint sponged over mask
gel medium sponged randomly through stencil then sprinkled with glitter
more acrylic paint through a stencil
I'm not sharing too much yet, but this project is going to take the place of my calendar journaling for December and I'll share each week. Merry Merry


Katherine said...

You always inspire me with your blogposts and your wonderful descriptions! Love the metallic gelli print for the tickets!

Caatje said...

Ooh, I like! :-)

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