I am following Elizabeth's, (Altered Book Lover) very detailed and easy to follow lessons in her *free* on-line AB class and this week is is lesson three, preparing your book covers and end pages and making your niche, but first we are sharing our preparations.
The theme of my book is 'Winged Things'. It was going to be Birds, Bees, Bugs and Butterflies but my book is only small and I'm not sure the title will fit the cover ha ha.
I took my courage in both hands to remove a whole lot of pages and this is how the book looks today.
Not a lot of pages for the niche at the back but then the item I want to put in it isn't very thick.
I went through my stash of stuff and pulled out the pieces that had the right images, some used postage stamps I got when I made some inchies years ago, a wallchart of British butterflies and a book of garden birds that came free with a Sunday paper. Still lots to find but I'm searching through magazines and have friends doing the same.
This is what I have so far but I do have a few(???) stamps that will come in as well. and I went to a craft show yesterday and fell in love with this stamp.
I love owls and have a few stamps already but couldn't resist this one (newly released) because it is so big - must find space for this in the book, and at almost 5 inches he will look great on shrink plastic.
So that is me started and the gesso will be out tomorrow as I start to make my niche and tackle the end pages, I am really going to enjoy this.