Altered Notebook (5 x 7)
Detail of text and embellishments
Project two of The Artistic Mother's Art Group is to create an altered notebook to be used as a Poetry Journal. I love the idea, and since we were given two weeks to complete the task, I decided to create two separate journals: one for Poetry and one (in the example above) for writing down Kendra-isms. I have always wanted a place to record all the funny and interesting things that my 4 year-old says, and this was the perfect opportunity.
The notebook above was first removed from it's spiral, gessoed, and then covered in acrylic using a brayer (on both sides). The collage was created using the background papers (from project one), decorative papers (the elephant - so as not to forget - and the scalloped trim), circles punched from a vintage children's dictionary (I choose specific words such as "watch," "stories", "juice" and "today") a poem and the recent photograph that inspired it. It was finished with punches of color (water-soluble oil pastels) and coated with gel medium for protection. Ribbon, ripped fabric, decorative trim and (yes, again) a pink Swarovski crystal button completed the journal.
The text reads: Bright / clear / orange / Sticky / sweet / Bubblegum / surprise / Smells like childhood.
I will post the Poetry Journal next week . . .