Monday, January 19, 2009

Sorry Enid Blyton...

The last altered book class is done for January. Hope you all had fun with the "stabbing" and "slicing" (I am happy to announce that no one 'stabbed' or 'sliced' their fingers!)

Project Title: "Naturally You, My Sweet Baboo" (altered Enid Blyton hard cover book)
Almost everyone in class didn't like the 'mucus' look on the circles. Hmm...I must be abnormally fond of gross things...The photo's printed on a transparency and glued on with Claudine Hellmuth's multi-medium. (That explains the husband's rather disturbing complexion)Pleased With Myself Occasion 1: I like how tissue paper looks when crumpled and glued behind the transparency - can see, cannot see...Pleased with Myself Occasion 2: The photos were printed on transparency then glued onto thick acrylic pieces and cut out. I was going for the 'microscope slide look' - turned out quite nice. (if you look carefully you can see the background pattern through the photos). One nice side effect - the picture actually transferred onto the acrylic pieces cos I used the multi-medium. Cool. Need to try that again. On purpose this time.Unhappy Accident: I tore out too many pages from the same section of my book and now it's split apart.... sigh. Lesson learnt - next time must tear pages from various parts of the book and not all from one spot right Betty?

3 comments:

Sue said...

I love this album Sharon. So many fun elements and techniques. Unfortunately I only saw it last week when you were conducting your final class. :( Didn't get a chance to sign up because Jan was just too busy. Oh well. Will try to catch your next class. :)

Jennie (Jenn) said...

kinda love the 'mucus' look on the circles... am i abnormal too? :p

Wendy Kwok said...

Lovely book! As usual, i love the messy, dirty look. LOL.
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