Sunday, July 18, 2010

UsArtQuest DT - Altered Book Project

It's time to check out what the Design Team for UsArtQuest made this time. This Time around we receive some Art Paper (really cool stuff with some thickness to it), Mica Tiles, and PPA Gloss, another wonderful kit. You too can make this Altered Book Project by purchasing all your supplies at UsArtQuest website. I have been want to do some more pages in my Altered book so it was natural for me to think about using the Mica as a window. So Here are the directions for what I did. If you have never started an Altered book yet, I have a Altered Book 101 on my Youtube channel, go check it out.

Supply List:
PPA in both Gloss and Matte
Mica Tiles
Mica Paints
European Napkins
Art Paper
Fine Liner Tool

Effectz - Gold
Letter Stickers, Butterfly Definition Sticker
Wood Fence
Memories Dye Inkpad "Plum"

1) Adhere two small sections of your altered book pages together with PPA Matte. If this is your first Altered book check out my video on Youtube on adhering pages together.

2) cut a square hole just smaller then the piece of Mica Tile you plan on using. I cut my square out with Sharp blade and a metal ruler. You need to cut this square in both section of the book pages. I cut the first section when use that section for a template to cut the second section. Place a Cutting Matt between your pages so you don't cut anything you don't want to cut. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WITH KNIFES!

3) Using PPA Glossy adhere your Mica Tile between the two sections of Pages you adhered together. Then glue the two sections together again using your PPA Matte. So your Mica Tile will be in the middle of the two sections of Pages you adhered together.

4) Adhere using PPA Matte your Art Paper to back page (this would be the page that the window is look at). I cut a few extra flower from the Art Paper that I had left after adhere to back page of my book. I used those extra flower I cut out around the window later. Set them aside.

5) Paint page with window using Light Pink Acrylic Paint, while paint is still WET sprinkle in Effectz in Gold (remember you only need a little of this to achieve the effectz needed)

7) do the same with the opposite page - but paint this page with light purple and add the Effectz to wet paint. Love this look! I only wish the photo show how cool is really is.... WOW!

8) Cut Butterfly from European Napkins (from out last kit). Add the butterfly to my page. This two butterfly i used we left over from the ATC I made. Used the Fine Liner and Mica Paints to add detail to my butterfly. Also added Mica Paint using my Fine liner around the window and page. Added Mica Paint to edges of book pages.

9) Stamps flourish using Memories Plum Ink to bottom of one page. Added Wooden Fence under my window. Added Sticker letter "My" and "Dream Land". The butterfly Definition sticker as a word. Making my Title of this page "My Butterfly Dream Land"

Well that is the basic of my Altered Book Pages! I hope you enjoyed this project and please stop back by again to see what else I did with this UsArtQuest Kit. I have a really cool ATC technique I will be showing later this week. Using the Mica Tiles, and the ARt Paper. Stop by each of my fellow team mates blogs and see what then did - all of their link are on the right side of my blog under "My fellow team mates". PLEASE leave me a comment, I really do look forward to read them.

Terri Sproul

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