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front cover of altered book with theme of romantic era
drawer cut in altered book with theme of romantic era
back cover of altered book with theme of romantic era

This altered book has “Romantic Era” as its theme. I made it for a swap at Art for the Creative Mind swap group.

Although the group gives very little detail in terms of expectations for a swap, in this one we were required to create a drawer of some sort.

As you can see from the pictures, I painted the book black using Acrylic paint. I used Graphics 45 scrapbook paper to cover the top and back of the book.

On both the top and back, I used some ecru or tan colored edging to frame the main picture.

On the top, I added some fabric flowers and a white plastic bird.
I added the shoe as a decorative element, but I did not attach it to the book. The shoe is a wedding favor that I have decorated with alcohol ink and fibres. You can find the description of it on this blog post: Altered Art: Wedding Favor Shoes.

I added some ecru lace to the back, and I lined the drawer with the same lace.

I printed a love poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning onto vellum and rolled it up as shown in the drawer. I fastened it with black lace, white ribbon and a pearl ended hatpin.

I have made a video showing how I made the altered book. I will post the video tomorrow.



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