Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Altered Beer Mats

With both the boys at school, I now have some free time to catch up on some projects.

Over on DC, the current altered art swap is for an altered beer mat book. At least one of the pages had to have a background made by you, not just paper. For the front page I covered have with black acrylic paint and half with ferro paint, then used the heat gun to bubble the acrylic. Then used a gorgeous precious metal paint, which I bought at the weekend at a show in worthing from my favourite shop of all time - Lb Crafts.

The book plate is part of Tim Holtz's range.

The second page is just a painted background with stamped metal, which has a bottle top in the centre, which was flattened and then filled with watch parts and glossy accents.

The third page is stamped into utee and mica powders. The fourth page is old sewing pattern and old book pages and the fifth is a thick layer of mixed acrylic paints, swirled with a cocktail stick.

There are a further 2 pages which I have not put on, the sixth is done with paper leaves and the last is covered in embossed metal and flowers, they are in my DC Gallery.


di from di-did-it said...

Applause! Love this, especially what you did with the acrylics on the front & fifth page.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Wel that is just awesome. Love that first page, the background looks yummy, (precious metal paint? mmmm may have to look for that at AP) and that bookplate is gorgeous. Will have to pop over to you DC gallery to see the rest.

Frankiesue said...

Wow Dee another fab project

Nicks said...

wow! I am loving this!

CreativSpirit said...

Beautiful work,