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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

Monday, August 28, 2006

Altered Art Journal ANGELS' LOVE

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Altered Book Journal

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Envelope Book Halloween

I really enjoyed making this envelope book. I cut the envies in a suitable size of 8x 8. Then I did some mixed media acrylic paintings on them and collage on distressed papers. They were originally white. The covers were done with the technique I described below.
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Tutorial for background

First grab some magazines. Torn the black and white (written) pages. Glue the scraps to your surface. I use only white glue. When they are dry, rub a cloth with thinner (wear rubber gloves), till the letters are almost faded. Then rub the resulting background with wax bitumen. Polish it, then to the stitches with a liner and acrylic paint. You can do collage or decoupage or leave it as it is.
You can use color pages. The results are a little different. I used color pages on the envelope book and black and white on the journal.
Hope it helps.