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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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Anonymous Harriet said...


Brilliant! You come up with so many unique ideas and I hope there is one place where all are listed and explained.

Love your tiny book with your tiny paintings,no doubt using a tiny brush.

I hope your business is doing well,ditto your family.

Much love,

9:35 AM  
Blogger hestiahomeschool said...

Oh, this is just WONDERFUL!!! I am a newbie to altered books and this is just what I needed! My three children are infatuated with them and so far all we have attempted is collages using images from magazines. This was so useful!!

love, Kas

11:36 AM  
Blogger Tejae said...

I like this technique. :)

7:33 AM  

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