Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My Book Of Dreams Cover

Here is my altered book cover for ArtsyMama's fun project. As you can see the name of my book is Dream Kids and Kid Dreams. And that's what my book is about....lots of dreams and kids.

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This week's assignment was "layers" and my cover does have lots of layers. I haven't photographed the page I did with layers yet; so, I will show that in another post. I scanned the cover but the page spread won't fit in the scanner.

Following Misty Mawn's wonderful technique that she shared in the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, I painted layers and transferred a page of music for the background. Then I layered all the family kids. It was fun searching through the boxes of photos for pics that showed hands in a way that I could cut out and use.

The cover may be a little too busy and I almost covered up all the wonderful background but I had so much fun doing it and am very pleased with it.

The butterfly wing on the little angel in the top left corner was a gift from the little angel's son. He found it Sunday while I was working on the page and knew I would love it for my book. He is the little angel with glasses on the second row right next to his mom who is a grown up angel now. Tim is also working on an altered book that I will share later.


  1. Your alterd book i realy beautiful. I like the pictures of your nice kids... :)

    Have a nice day.

  2. I love this! Great work:) I am also doing a children and dreaming theme. Love how you did the background transfer. I just got that issue with the article today. Can't wait to give it a try! Did you use gel medium? Is it easy?! Look soooo cool:)

  3. WOW! Love the cover of your BOD.
    So cool.

  4. Wow what a fantastic page, must go look for that mag.
    Thanks for sharing.