Monday, June 1, 2009

This is HEAVY...

Altered Portfolio: "A Year to Remember"
This is one heavy project - both in weight and in the amount of time it took - that's why we ran this project over 2 classes... And the packing really got Betty complaining no end 'cos it was a real killer (Sorry Betty! heh) But I really enjoyed doing this one - I let myself play and play and play and I got my Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-medium fix in the process....( smell ever).

This is one of my favourite bits - the 2009 that doubles as a closure for the portfolio. Had fun making the numbers too (10 Seconds Studio).

Love that little circle - its the motto for this project!

This is what it looks like opened up on the inside. The A4 sized section on the left side with the small metal clasp opens up to reveal pages for photos.

Close up of the butterfly - I made my lady wear spectacles! Haha. And I love how stamping on storybook paper and phonebook paper turns out.

Here's a peek at the inside of the 'album' - no photos yet. Too tired from all the collaging - haha

Thought the look was a little bit overcrowded in the end, but all in all I had a wonderful time. I think almost everyone in the class did too....there was quite a bit of giggling going on during my class...maybe it was all of us getting high on the medium haha.

Things Worth Doing Again:
1. Creating background by papering with phonebook paper and then whitewashing
2. Collaged butterfly wings
3. Stamping in black on phonebook or storybook paper.

Except next time I'll do them on something smaller eh? No more 2-part classes for me for a while - Betty will kill me (slowly and painfully I'm sure).

June's here! and I've almost finished 2 projects for July classes - hurry hurry hurry so I can go on holiday with hubby and critters. Yay!


Peggy said...

oh wow, I love that idea of using phone book paper as a background - TFS!!!
xxx Peggy

Peggy said...

Forgot to say: crowded looks good to me!

Chok Keun said...

This is a gorgeous & fabulous project and it's definitely a big challenge to many of us :P

Blue Banana said...

Oh wow!! This is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! I love all the layers and oooo this project must weigh a ton or two ... and don't you just love pages that weigh more than your kids! LOL!

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog and leaving such wonderful comment. ;)

Julie said...

wow this looks amazing. I may just have to try using phone book paper.

jazsutra said...

THUDDDDDDDDDDDDD! Fainted. this project is FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wati Basri said...

tat is one cool project...saw it IRL...awesome!!!
hv a great holiday :)

Edleen said...

missed this project :(((
bring it back!

have a great time during your break and enjoy!!!

Shirley said...

Sharon! I still cant figure out what to do with the closures! Arghhh!! I've completed EVERYTHING except the 2 circles. They're driving me in circles (& cukoo too!) Hahahaha!
Another Q to ask.... when using gel medium as a transfer, is it the same process as using gesso? Tks!

Chok Keun said...

Love the details of the this project, missed this class, will it be back?