This is for the MIX challenge, layers of paint, ink, papers, etc.
I made this book for my sister for her birthday. Since we were born & raised in Texas, I chose to start with the book “Texas” by James Michener. I used quite a bit of text from it, but also a ton of pictures from magazines, especially Texas Monthly, clip art & stamps from a whole bunch of companies. I started by removing some pages & gluing other pages together for stability, then used a variety of colors of acrylic paints to base coat the pages. I used a variety of ink colors & stamped images to create the backgrounds. Then the collage work started with all of the images. This is just one double page…the entire book is around 45-50 double pages with all manner of pockets, fold outs, telescoping images, tags & pull outs. Some tell the history of Texas, some are on individual cities & regions of Texas..some tell about personal family history & experiences, recipes, music & some are just for fun.
Thanks so much for looking! I did this a while back & I admit, it took quite a while to finish. It's just been posted on my blog w/ 8 or 9 more pages if you'd like to take a look: The Write Stuff
Date: Friday, January 31, 2014 GMT Views: 502
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Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 2:01 PM
What a treasure, Julie and a gift of your heart! I will enjoy perusing this on your blog when I have more time...I have played in altered book round robins and made a few small one, but nothing on this grand scale....but then again your theme, TEXAS is grander by far!!!!!
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Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 2:29 PM
OMGOSH, your sister is going to love this. What a masterpiece that must have taken some time in the making. Love all the photos and sayings and just about everything. Julie, you done good. TFS :0)
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Registered: November 5, 2008 Location: Down the rabbit hole with Alice in wonderland. Posts: 19679
Sat, Feb 01, 2014 @ 6:21 PM
This is very interesting. Having lived a long number of years in Texas, I find it especially intriguing. I love that you're doing this for your sister - it's a treasure! Thanks for playing the mix-ability challenge!
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Sat, Feb 01, 2014 @ 8:36 PM
I can't even think of any adjectives worthy of this amazing project! Being a native Texan, I love it just for that, but this would be amazing no matter which state you showcased. Oh, wait, I thought of one...
Spectacular! Now going to check out your blog -
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