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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, August 30, 2007

How to make a niche for altered book cover

Paint your altered book cover white using latex or acrylic paint.
Cut 3 pieces of an old newspaper the same size of the altered book cover.

Crush one of the pieces, and then uncrush it. Glue the 3 pieces of newspaper one over the other. The uncrushed one will be on the top. Let them dry. Paint both sides white.

Paint the cover with golden acrylic paint.

Paint the pieces of newspaper with golden acrylic paint.

Now cut make 6 cuts on the newspapers piece as seem on the photo. You can age it a little bit using raw sienna acrylic paint or antiquing gel.

Decoupage a picture on the cover or lid.

Roll up and glue the cuts as seen on the photo.

Now glue it on the cover .

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Mini Altered Book with ATCs

Mini Altered Book with 8 original oil paintings ATC/ACEO size. Cover with niche in fake antique gold.

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Alterd book Mermaids

Altered book Mermaids. The images are all original oil paintings ACEO/ATC size.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Altered book WITCHES

The images you see in it are my original acrylic/mixed media paintings.There are 9 original paintings done especially for this Altered Book.
The cover is painted black and embellished with fake wrought brass. You can see the step to step for this technique here.

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More spreads from my gluebook

A spread on my gluebook

Spread done in homage to Father's day. It is on the second Sunday of August.

Friday, August 10, 2007

An old passion renewed: The Phantom of Opera

I just watched the movie for the 10th time in the last few days. I really can't imagine where I was since 2004 when the movie was released. Maybe all life troubles I faced that year just didn't let me know about it.
I am a huge Phantom fan since my childhood when I saw the 1927 movie with Lon Chaney and the 1943 version with Claude Rains. Of course, I immediately fell in love with the musical and have been listening to Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman or Sarah and Steve all these years.
But now I am completely in love with Gerard Butler as the Phantom, me and 96% of all women in the world. LOL. The hottest man alive singing my all time favorite music with such emotions. I still cannot believe I haven't found it before!!!! Maybe there was a conspiracy to prevent me from seeing the movie!!!Some people knew I would be watching it over and over and would miss my meals an neglect my art.
Well, I will not . I have been creating thousands of Phantom's paintings in my head. I only extra 24 hours a day to paint them.
And I joined a wonderful community of Phanfan . You can find it at
Stay put for the painting that will be caming in the next months!!!