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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WOYWW: Altered Book in Progress

Happy Wednesday, dear blog friends!  Today, my desk has my assignment for Elizabeth's popular Altered Book class.  I have reinforced the inside cover and end page with some maps (from an airline magazine), scrapbook paper and a layer of wall putty (cheap gesso alternative).   Elizabeth was concerned about computers and gesso in the same table and I am one of those who has just one space for everything.  Don't worry, Elizabeth, the laptop is closed and covered when I am messing around with the wall putty or gesso!

My theme is "Journey" and I am going to make pages about different countries (since I like to get travel brochures and maps whenever I travel).   I have started to put papers, stamps and other materials in a box for this project.

Peeking out from one of the cups is a plastic spoon I was planning to make into a kid's project (I couldn't throw away the nice pink spoons which came with the yoghurt we had).

And, some bits and pieces - correction tape which I read could be used as a base to write on in journal pages, a miniature Hebrew bible which was a gift from Jerusalem and an old box of miniature perfume bottles (I am wondering what I can do with them).

That's it for this week's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Thank you so much for all your visits and comments!  I appreciate each and every one of them.

Among my previous posts - Lenten Reflections in my Prayer Journal and 2011's Lenten atc set, a Digital scrapbooking promo, and Valentine's day in Guangzhou, China.

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sandee said...

Your early for WOYWW but I'm usually late, lol I'm also doing the same thing, posting my AB for Elizabeth's class on my WOYWW post so I hope you'll check in tomorrow to see my book. I love being able to check in on everyone's progress, this is so much fun. Love the journey theme, great way to use all those little things we collect on a trip! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

May said...

Great progress with the book!! I am soooooo behind everyone else must get my skates on, love your choice of journey/travel, will be fabulous, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x x

Spyder said...

ohooo wall got that but I'm sure if we have it'll be in the garage! Love that spoon!! Have a great crafty week

Happy WoyWW #27

505whimsygirl said...

it's so much fun to see everyone's projects from the Altered Book course. Can't wait to see. Love the idea of the traveling theme. I've been trying to find maps in the thrift stores and they are very hard to find.

Love the spoon, by the way!


Neil said...

Hi there, trying to squeeze in as many visits as I can so just a quick visit today! Thanks for letting us in to see your world today! great progress on the book too.
Neil #19

Annie said...

I'm looking forward to watching your book as it changes. Have fun.
A x

Tuire said...

I´m not participating this week´s WOYWW, but came to see your book... Love what you have done with it. I´m here working and wondering with mine :) Love that spoon, too.
Have a nice and creative week!
Tuire xx

sandra de said...

wonderful progress on your book and it looks like you have lots of ephemera to add to your theme.

Karen said...

Great progress with your book, its looking good and I love the altered spoon :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Debs Willis said...

that spoon is so cute, and your book is loking great so far, can't wait to see progress updates!

happy woyww

Debs #104

Doone said...

oh wow, I'm going to really enjoy watching you develop your altered book - I can see WOYWW is going to turn into a B&E book review too!!!!

D @ 111

Judie savage-lovell said...

gorjuss looking book, i have had a look and although im a few weeks late, i might see if i can play catch up as well lol, lovely desk and gorjuss spoon

thanks for the peep
judie xx

Sarah said...

Love that book - it's looking fabulous and the little spoon princess is so adorable - I'm in love! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW...Sarah at 1

Jingle said...

Your book is looking great and that spoon is too cute!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love seeing people's AB's, love your idea of a journey theme. Take care, enjoy this WOYWW & I'm off to snoop some more! Wonder how many I'll get round today? Zo xx 60

Ashley Rock said...

Loving your altered book! Looking great!

voodoo vixen said...

Your theme of travel will be a gem, lots of stuff that you can use for that and maps and things always look so fabulous!! I have that box of little perfumes!! Mine still has perfume in them though... would look fabby covered in lace and beads and hung from chains... ;)

Beckyt said...

Love your altered book its fab :)

Thanks for sharing

Becky #44

Yours Artfully said...

Can we please see the miniature perfume bottles.....pretty please....I bet they're gorgeous.

Danielle said...

Thanks for showing your pages as you are making them. I love the maps you included on your covers. Dani33

Julia Dunnit said...

You are the only person I've ever 'met' who can look at apink plastic spoon and see such art, how beautiful!! I haven't started this part of my AB yet, but am excited to make the time, love your gathered pieces.. That little Hebrew book is just lovely.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Visiting from the AB workshop...looks like you are off to a great start! My theme is travel--I hope to include many if not all of the places we have been!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your book is coming together nicely. I like how you reinforced the cover pages. And of course, a plastic spoon is the perfect thing to turn into a lovely princess. Gorgeous art.

As for the perfume bottles? My art friend Kathy tells me altered bottles are all the rage now and she has pinned many on Pinterest. Not sure if you use it. I haven't tried it yet, but I hear good things about it.

Again, thanks for the AB update.

Tracy said...

Another altered book - how fun! This is definitely on my list of things to do now. ;) Happy WOYWW and I enjoyed peeking at your desk! - warmly, Tracy #96

Cinderella Moments said...

This is a project I would love to do. I'm thrilled you are making one. I want to see how you get this done. The spoon in gorgeous!

Carolyn Phillips said...

So much inspiration there today.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

this will be a great AB! WOW....

xxx Susi
Monthly :Art-Journal-Journey-Challenge

Ann B said...

Am very late getting round the desks this week - so many to see and so much to do as like you I'm working on my AB but I've not got as far on it as you have. I love the theme and I have an envelope of postage stamps in my ephemera box as well, they come in so useful. The spoon is fabulous, she looks very beautiful and serene.

Ann B

Caz said...

Didn't manage all the desks yesterday so this is my second sitting. Book is coming along really well. Love the idea of travel and the maps.
What a cute spoon!!
Will be back to see how the book's progressing

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The lady spoon totally made me smile. What a cute little project! Your AB is totally excellent. I like your idea of reinforcing with papers that match your theme. Maps are just too cool for backgrounds. Keep us updated on the book project!

Jennifer Nowell said...

I love to see on-going projects. I'm supposed to be doing the altered book project as well, but I haven't been able to find an appropriate book.
Thanks for sharing.

RosA said...

Love what you have done to the inside cover. I haven't got that far yet. And the spoon is SO cute!

~Grace and Peace said...

Hi, I came by from your sister's blog. You both are so talented and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing your gift!

JoZart said...

Your Ab is looking good and I too look forward to seeing them all progress in the B&E AB series! lovely interesting post as always and love your tutorial on the next post too.
JoZarty x

MaggieC said...

I am fascinated with all these altered books on everyone's blogs. I am not getting into this one, I can't cope with any new crafts at the moment. I am trying to get rid of books not gather them, no matter how beautiful. Have fun with yours, though. Have a good week. xx Maggie #8

Linda said...

I like the cover of your book, I really like maps and I didn't think about looking in travel magazines for them. And I think your spoon is so pretty. Linda #174

LuLu said...

Happy WOYWW!

Nifty workspace - really like your AJs - thanks for the peek.

Would love for you to visit my blog, and become a follower when you have a moment or 2. Also, get Freebies to celebrate my 2nd blogoversary!

'LuLu' #169

Yogi said...

it's amazing that a lot of artist have relatively large desk, but always end up in a miniscule amount of space for creating... Your travel journal sounds like a wonderful project. Good tip about the correction tape as a base layer for journaling.
Have a great day and thanks for the peeks.

Neesie said...

Hi there, this is my first week visiting WOYWW so thank you for letting me take a peek. I enjoyed visiting. I'm trying to visit everyone before next Wednesday which is proving to be quite a task.
Phewph...there's a lot of talent out there.

I've also only just found my art mojo after 12 years (no idea where it went but thankfully it's found me again)

Sorry must dash to get through to everyone :D

fairy thoughts said...

Just catching up with AB-ers.
looks like your book is a similar theme as mine, I am going to use maps on the inside too, but I'm not there yet!
Love your gorgeous spoon lady.

Morti said...

Such a fab desk - love the spoon!

Thanks for stopping by!

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