Sunday, April 14, 2013

Another Altered Book!

Apologies for the delay in posting. I have a myriad of words due for this week and it has been difficult to find time for blogging. Oh essay season, you are delightful...
I made this altered book for my very good friend Beth. Our little posse decided to do a crafy kris kindle at Christmas time as we are all terribly impoverished! Ah... The toils of student/graduate life! I decided to make an altered book because I really enjoyed making the last one and think they look quite lovely!

The green backing paper, dried flowers and the paper butterflies are from Daintree Paper, a beautiful paper shop on Camden Street in Dublin. The owl is of course from the painting by Albrecht Durer and I just printed it out onto a piece of card.

I think that the real benefit of altered books is that they look very impressive and are such little effort to make. They can be made very quickly and provide an excellent blank canvas on which you can get really creative! If you want to make one yourself, I have written instructions here.

Thanks to Beth for taking the photos for me. You are a star!

I hope you all have a lovely week.

Brid x