Structure: Altered Book
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 9 1/2
Video of my process.
Yep!! You heard right. This was my first time making an altered book. Of course, I LOVED it and will be using old books for more than just ripping the pages out for my art journals.
This was a fun and overwhelming book to create. To be completely honest, I didn't think I would finish it.
Because it was my first time altering a book, there were a lot of things I didn't consider from the onset. For example, I should have cut some pages out instead of gluing so many together. The spine is warped a great deal because of this mishap. Also, I didn't factor in the drying time of the pages before I could move on to the next page spread. But regardless to these issues, I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED making this book.
I would totally do this again, but would give myself more than one day to do it, or pick a smaller book. :-)
That's what I used for the cover and I'm in love with that stencil. It immediately jumped to the top of my list of favorites when I opened the package. So, needless to say, that's why the cover of this book is so fantastic and it fit the theme so nicely. I had already decided to call the book "Little Boxes" when I got the mail, so it was serendipity for sure.
I'm looking forward to what next week brings. Stay tuned!
If you're watching the videos, I'm honored! If you're making the books, I'm intrigued, so please share here or on the Giving Hands Creative Community site.