Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Beginnings of an Altered Book....

Hello All,

Sometimes when playing with paints, inks and drawing, it is good to

get away from a blank white page. Thinking about that, I found a scruffy

old book in the charity shop, "The Poetical Works of John Keats". It came

to mind that not only would it give a good base to work on, but might also

provide inspirational prompts to create the pages.

I have started stitching groups of pages together to give them more strength to

take the paint, sometimes adding beads.

A bit of a problem though.........keep getting distracted reading the verse!

Always have that guilty feeling "spoiling" a book, but this one is very

much past it's best so that's fine.

It will be an ongoing project, so expect to see how it's going from time to time.

Probably involving gesso.........sigh :(

Bye for now, P.


  1. What a great idea to sew the pages together and the beads are a fabulous addition. Jo xx

  2. Nice idea :)
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  3. looks great, but as a poet I have to object to your choice of book! ha ha


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