Sunday, July 23, 2006

Start of my Altered Book

The other part of this weekend has seen the start of my altered book. I have done the first two pages called 'Reach Out' and Brave Women of their Time'. I'm using water soluble oil pastels to create the backgrounds and overstamping with Stazon. Also using my broken stylus to 'scratch' designs/words/drawings into the crayon. I'm trying to get a fixed idea before I start and even made some notes! when doodling I am always drawing eyes so I figured I would use an eye image on each page as in what do mine eyes see but I am already stressing! about how it looks. I have looked at other peoples work but don't want to 'copy' ideas/layouts etc so I am finding it hard. I feel it looks a bit 'grungy' and would love to be able to produce something beautiful/flowing but when I start I am impatient to get it finished, I'm the same with painting - I want it finished. I need discipline and find I need to walk away or I will just 'finish it' and then be sorry. So give me an honest opinion, I can take it!!!


littledawnieno1 said...

How cool are these!
My favourite is Reach Out.just love the colours and the theme really reaches out to me.Pun intended.
Appeals to me the way you scratched the colour too.
Fabo my lovely.
Very groovy

D xxx

Julie H said...

Carmel this is gorgeous! I have pulled the pictures up and enlarged them to see all the detail. The transfers and messages on the top pages are wonderful. Love the colour combination too.

You have put so many layers of meaning on this page - deluxe!