Monday, May 2, 2011


This is a couple pages from the first book that I am altering. This is kinda hard for me as I am so new to this art that I really don't know what I am doing. And not sure how to do it, According to what I have read there is no right or wrong, so I will go ahead and show you. I think I am done with these two pages but you never know with this kind of art. I first put a layer of acrylic paint down kind of scattered not filling in the whole page. Did some stamping then added flowers and butterflies from differed sources.

The sunflowers are from a card that my son's family got me for my birthday one year, I used part of it for this project and part is in my Junk Journal. That journal is mostly for family mementos. This sunflower I put some detail on it and added a vintage button. The stems are just cut from card stock with detail added.

Close up of other sunflower.

This is a butterfly cut from a magazine add. I think it was for jello, not sure about that. I did the detail with my Pitt Pens and added a diamond shaped rhinestone that I got in a package of things at a yard sale.

More of the same butterflies only smaller. You can see the stamping in the back ground on this pic. The yellow on the page is from water color crayons.

I punched out some flowers and used them and the negative. On the negative I rounded the corners did some detail again with pens and added some gold metal brads in the middle. Then scattered the punched out flowers around.

Another close up of sunflower.

This is a pic of the book that I am altering. Not the best pic but you get the idea. I got off to a not so good start to this. I could not figure out what to do. So I started by just doing some back ground work on the pages, gluing several together so the book is not so fat, and generally just back ground work. Finally I started with the sunflower and it kinda just started to fall in place. I did not do it all at one time, that I found out is not the way this art works most of the time. I learned from other altered artist that you let your muse lead you. LOL didn't know I had one till now and still not sure when or how she will show up.

Well that's it for now, thanks for looking and come back soon.




  1. Wow... this is fantastic! Great work :]
    Thank you for sharing.
    Dont you just love that... "there is no right or wrong" Really allows you to explore your creative side!

  2. looks great and very creative love what you shared come see my blog at

  3. I love how it turned out! Creatively Done! I'm working on a altered glue book now! They are addictive!
    Thanks for coming over to my blog and joining the whimsy pocket swap! It will be fun! Tee

  4. Wow love the textures on these journals! Very creative and beautiful!

  5. Thanks all for your nice comments

  6. I love the way the flowers seem to burst from the pages. :)