Friday, January 19, 2007

Art Curiosities

Art Curiosities
Cover
3 3/8" square board book

The overall theme for this challenge co-hosted by ArtsyMama and Bonnie is Cabinet of Curiosities. You can check out what that means over at their site. The first day challenge theme is 'Explore'. My book will be about my Art Curiosities. So, today I used acrylic paint and painted some book pages to print some of my images on. The girl image was on a large print page and the wing was on a small print page. I was curious about how that would work and I really like to results. The photo doesn't show the small print very well. I was also exploring altered board books for the first time and the muse took over and here I am in the challenge and I haven't even told ArtsyMama that I want to play ART with her again. So now I'm gonna go do that.
More later,
Sharon

12 comments:

  1. This is a lovely idea! I have so many of these I kept as my two children (5 and 3) have outgrown them but don't want to chuck them, this is something I want to try! PLEASE can I ask you a BIG favour- I am new to ALTERED art, I do collage, art journaling and painting but start off always on blank white paper. I would love to try one of these little books and would like for you to please either post on your blog or email me please a "how to prep" article-for instance-what paint do you use? How long does it take to dry? Any special finished you need to add? A lot of people doing this cabinet of natural curiosity challenge with Kari and I have not done altered art before, so it would really be helpful to a lot of people looking to EXPLORE their different creative sides. I would so appreciate it. I can't wait to see what the rest of the book looks like and love your take on my first challenge. Will see you on Sunday!
    Bonnie

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  2. I love using board books too. They are so sturdy and come in such interesting sizes and shapes. Love the colours of the paints.

    I'm really going to have to invest in some Golden paints.

    Lovely as always.

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  3. Yay! Sharon, I am so glad that you are participating in this challenge too!!! Love what you have done for the first day! smiles...

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  4. This is going to be a lovely book Sharon. A perfect way to explore new techniques and ideas! Board books are my new love. They are so fun to alter and are ideal for smaller projects. How lucky you got yours for peanuts!
    I'm doing the Cabinet of Curiosities challenge too :-)

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  5. Love this little book. Your take on the theme sounds fantastic!! So glad you've joined us!

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  6. Hi Norah - thanks for your comment - I have a class this morning so I'll come back later for a lengthy visit - can't wait - looks great!!!!!!! eb.

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  7. Your little book is looking fantastic.

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  8. I love your little board books. And your color journal...I have been wanting to start something along those lines...in fact I did start one last summer, but need to add to it...my first page was about "yella"...one of my dear Grandma's favorite colors....thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

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  9. Yes Bonnie,
    I am working on a little tutorial to post this weekend for those who would love to discover board books.

    They are fun.

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  10. this is wonderful - I have a couple of these that I bought for 25 cents each at a used book store - I have one all painted and ready to use - your book might be a good inspiration
    Juliann

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  11. Awesome job Sharon! SO glad you are doing the challenge! I have enjoy seeing your take on things! I can always count on FABULOUS colors! Now to get to work myself....

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  12. I love the colors and the images on your page. So beautiful!

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