Thursday 30 May 2024

With 3 Things: Altered Book {by Autumn Clark}

Hi friends, it's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you for another With 3 Things post. I was so happy the current Topic, Books & Journals, was announced in conjunction with these particular 3 things.

I had previously started a shabby Lynne Perrella altered book and was thrilled to incorporate these 3 things into its pages.  Find more details on the altered book HERE.

Our allotment of treasures included the new PaperArtsy Mattint in Shark, along with a beautiful stamp set by Lynne Perrella (LPC006) and a favorite Hot Picks Mini Mask (PM017).

I had previously torn the pages between a spread to make room for the added artwork and decided it would be a fun place to start these journal pages.  I used the glue properties of the Mattints to adhere the layers of torn pages together.  The finished result was a sturdy, tinted page on which I could journal, with loads of texture as a bonus!

I mixed up a bit of Sleight Blue Infusions with water to make some "ink" for journaling.  I used a brush to scribe some thoughts in large script onto the tinted pages, adding some splatter for extra detail.  I tried to do some stencil monoprinting with PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics over the backgrounds, but it didn't show up very much, so I tried to come up with an alternate idea for using the Mini Mask.  

I grabbed some tea dyed paper and did a stencil monoprint with Infusions  on the paper.  I wet the stencil thoroughly so it bled through to the backside of the thin paper.  I decided I would use this two-sided paper to make flaps for some "hidden" journaling to tie in with our quarterly theme.  

I sewed some random lace and blank pages along with some wrinkled strips of paper I had dyed with the leftover on my kraft mat from the monoprinting.  I liked how this wrinkled paper tied into the torn paper book page base.

I used the remainder of my Infusions "ink" mix with a glass dip pen to do some journaling on the blank pages.  I had never tried using a glass dip pen and was surprised at the way my faux ink flowed so evenly!  I used two of the stamps from the Lynne Perrella set as my focal images on either side of the spread.  The book closes very well because the thin papers don't add much bulk, but looks incredibly textural nonetheless.  I hope this project has inspired you today!  Perhaps you can use your Mattints to adhere some book pages together in your own altered book.  

Have fun!  xx, Autumn

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Floss Nicholls said...

Great project Autumn, I particularly love the infusions on the stencil surface! I'm definitely inspired to get my infusions out this weekend :) Floss x

Words and Pictures said...

Ooh, those ripped edges! Gorgeous take on the 3 things!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful.I love these fabulous stamps 💙