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Altered Book: rev 2.0

Another finished spread in the altered kids' book project. The other day, I added a hand lettered quote to Messy Pinks so click over to see what is up with this book.

To figure out how to add words, I looked at it from a distance and turned it upside down, and the fact that it was plaid faded away to a simple grid of colored squares. Sometimes when you create a page, you remember how you created it when you look at it, and it influences the shapes and colors you see. In the squares could go doodles or little images or letters.

I love this white Gelly Roll. Crisp white lines on a flat acrylic background or plain paper. I did a tutorial on creating this red and black plaid background and a green and blue plaid background using a brayer so let me know if you try this technique.

Check Journal Lettering Part I and Part II plus Hanna's post on adding journaling to your art journal (I've linked before, but it's a great series). Hanna is an authentic princess of journaling and you'll love her pages, so free and fun.

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Reader Comments (4)

Tammy, Love the way you did the letters per square here!! Those gelly rolls work so well for you, I have not had such luck. I love the plaid pages too! I've alway wanted to try a plaid page, but haven't done so yet. I'm not sure what a brayer is?

07.21.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

This is one of my favorite pages of yours I think. Love the grid, colours and letters together.

And thank you Tammy, you make me blush!

07.23.2010 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

Eden, The plaid concept is so much fun to explore. A brayer is a rubber roller, like a paint roller, but tiny (I use 2" brayers) and used with acrylics or block printing ink.

Hanna, Didn't mean to make you blush, but you do like pink, so I'm sure you look wonderful in pink. Thank you for the sweet words!!!

~ Tammy

07.23.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

I'm going to have to revisit my white Gelly Roll. I don't know if I have a bum one or what, but I have a really hard time getting nice smooth lines on top of acrylic. But then again, I may have jammed it in some way trying to draw over crayon. Maybe I shouldn't have done that :O. I'll try picking up a fresh one this weekend, maybe.

07.24.2010 | Unregistered Commentersophie_vf

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