Monday, July 26, 2010

Fairies: An Altered Book

I'm just finishing up my altered book project, and I thought I would share some photos. I originally made this book as a gift for my younger sister at Christmastime, but now I'm finally finishing it to enter in 4H fine arts at the county fair this week.

I made the book out of a copy of The Thousand and One Nights.

Here's the title page:

Table of Contents:

Since I made the book for my sister, I tucked a note for her inside a pocket:

This is one of my favorite pages. I used a portrait of Queen Victoria that I had kicking around, and gave her fairy wings. :)

On the side of the page, there's a few tags that can be pulled out of hidden slots:

(You flip the center panel to reveal the rest of the page)
Originally, the rest of the book was blank, so that my sister could add to it if she wanted to. But she decided she wanted me to make a "Fairy Treasures" page, with a niche for trinkets and beads, etc. So I glued together the rest of the pages and cut out a shadowbox. The picture is of Ali Baba showing off his treasure, which was in the book to begin with. I just finished this page today. 

See all those nifty treasures?

That's one full book!


Araken said...

I am very impressed; the colours, the imagination, especially the modified portrait of Victoria. It looks very good. Nice job.

Evergreena said...

Thank you. :) I had a lot of fun with it.

Selena Gomez said...

Thats really beautiful! I have seen your other altered books, and they are so cool. I love them. They look soooooo fun.

Mac and Kat said...

Wow! Your book is beautiful!
In Christ,

Galadriel said...

It is really cool

Hope Marie said...

I like the last one the best.Also Im having a giveaway go to to enter.

Gwendolyn said...

Brilliant, Evergreena. =D I've always wanted to try my hand at an altered book, and I think you have reinspired me.

hannah said...

I like the shadow box! =D

I also wanted to let you know that you might be interested in participating in a Belle fashion event I will be having at my blog:

God bless,

~ Hannah Kingsley

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Anonymous said...

that is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
~ Mirriam