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Altered dreams

Altered art by Vera Lucia Emerim. Altered books, card holders,albums, ATC, collage and other mixed media artworks.

Location: Araranguá, Brazil

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Little ACEO book "Ladies and their cats"

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New Altered book and a little recipe for your ABs

This is the second book I use my just discovered way to put written quotation on backgrounds or images without affecting them. I found it easier than any of the other ways I read on the net. I take a white napkin, remove all the layers, lightly glue the top and the bottom of this paper onto a heavy paper, like watercolor paper. Then I print whatever quotations or poetry I like. I let it dry for one day.Then I carefully cut the quotes from the thin paper and glue them my AB using clear shellac. The paper disappears and I have only the written words. Shellac also seals the wok and avoids any bleeding. The background is showed untouched. I hope you can use this technique and let me know if it works for you

Monday, March 20, 2006

Altered Book Siamese Cats

I only used images from my original oil paintings, some decoupage techniques, a new method of transferring written work into images and it has nothing to do with computer skills, just a little secret of mine! Eventually I will tell you all how to do it.....I also found a great number of cat quotations and poems to add to the images and embellishments.
It has 9 spreads, 2 pockets with 6 cat quotations tags,1 original mixed media ACEO, 2 limited editions ACEOs and 1 Art Squared, Small Format Art print from original oil painting.
Hope you like this new book. If you wish to see it on eBay just click on the title above.