This is my first set of pages for the new (to me) art group I recently joined. We are working in each others altered book and we each have our own theme which we outline in a 'Brief', talking about our theme, providing research sources, inspiration and a few rules for our book (ie thickness of pages, imagery that can and can't be used - like nudity). I made these pages for Linda N and her theme is The Roaring 20's in America.
It's funny how things work out. Initially I was going to do a roaring 20's Valentines Day theme, but then I found clip-art of the 'Ideal 1920's Female; hair, make-up and body image'. As an ex-Beauty Advisor & Business Manager for Estee Lauder I couldn't resist just going with it!
Two of the pages are painted with a mixture of fluid acrylics, glazing medium and Ken Oliver Liquid Metals. I stenciled (using all Gwen LaFleur/Stencil Girl stencils) the designs with regular body metallic acrylic paint. The other two pages are Lokta paper that has an allover stitched design. I stenciled those pages as well using left over paint from the other two pages and more metallic acrylic. I also fashioned a mini Concertina book to attach to one of the pages using the same paint and stencils. Then I just went to town collaging on the pages with images, washi tape, brads, etc.
Another thing the group does is we teach each other how to do different techniques and structures that we can (if we choose) use in our work. At the January meeting we learned how to do a lattice page. It looks SO easy. It's SO NOT easy! I goofed up the one at the meeting but managed to do it correctly for one of Linda's pages. For the lattice I used heavily embossed paper with a metallic print and some pretty brads.
I had so much fun working in Linda's book! I can't wait to see who's book I get to work in next! And I can't wait to see what Deborah does for my book! The theme for my book is The Lost Generation in Post WWI Paris. Essentially a roaring 20's in Paris theme with a literary & artistic twist!
That's all for now!