Friday, February 15, 2008

Finished Altered book

Yay, I finished and I am really happy with how it turned out. Like I said a couple of posts ago, this is my first try at a block pages altered book This is the front cover. I put a red fox fur on it. I thought the color of the fox worked well with the over all feel that I wanted. I use carpet tape and glue to make it stick. I love carpet tape. Kind of hard to use but it sticks anything to anything. This is a side view. I am really pleased with the clasp. I drilled thru the covers using a hand drill. Then I used leather thongs that I knotted on the inside of the covers. The front loop goes around the back loop which has a vintage button strung on it.
This is the back cover. I used some textured paper that I colored with coffee, then I ran a double ribbon trim down the edge. The spine is some dictionary pages that I coffee'd. I made sure that all the dictionary pieces that I used throughout the book had relevance to the subject.
This is the last page I did even tho it is the first page in the book. It is the women of the west.
I edged the pages with gold to finish the whole thing off.
Hope you enjoyed seeing it.
Peace


8 comments:

Dawn said...

Yahoo....what a great book, really neat. Is that real fox fur on your cover? just curios
Pages are very well done

Rose said...

FANTASTIC!!! Mary, your art ROCKS!

Eileen said...

Mary, what a wonderful book. It is awesome...

Eileen

kelsey said...

A wonderful book Mary! Love the fox fur on the cover!!!

marciglenn said...

Wow, what a fabulous way to finish a book cover. I never would have thought to use fur. Congratulations on finishing it. What's next?

Moonwillow said...

Wow this is great! I love everything about it, the cover, the the pages, the bit of gold rush!

Altered Route said...

Your book is great...I love to do old west too.
Connie
http://alteredroute.blogspot.com

pat said...

Mary, your book is spectacular! Had to chuckle at the how you came by the bird feathers! I've done three.....love making them. Is there a way to see your sewing shrine larger? I love old sewing stuff!
Pat
artrix-playtime.blogspot.com