Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Altered Book/Clock

Here is another design team project for The Piece By Piece!! I used beautiful laces, resin pieces, candy gems and a chipboard hot air balloon from the shop. They added the perfect touch!  This time around I decided to pull out one of my many favorite paper lines (LOL) to work with...Marion Smith's Mad Tea Party. I also wanted this piece to be whimsical and fun, but still have a I added a working clock! How I had to add the clock and how the clock battery mechanism is hidden in the book is a little difficult to explain, so you'll have to watch the YouTube video to get an explanation that you can see! I have to say, I love how I used a tiny little spoon charm that I bent into a "handle" to open the book with to gain access the clock! I just thank that's cute!  I did tons of layering with the products, because I wanted the elements to "pop" off the page, so to if you are reading a good story and the words pop off the page!! To add more texture to the piece, I used a product by Liquitex called Glass Bead texture gel! I love it! Tiny little glass beads in a gel that turns transparent after it dries....super fun to use! Here's the pics!!


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The Piece by Piece is an art and craft supply store on Etsy.  Beverly Ybarra, store owner sources her unique laces, trims and ribbons from all over the world, including France, one of her favorite supply sources.  Some of Beverly's favorite local suppliers include Graphic 45 and Prima, so you are sure to find their products at TPBP. 
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