Picking a book to start an altered book project is the hardest part for me. If I become too interested in someone else’s story, I won’t be able to create my own. I find old textbooks to be good altered book candidates. For this project, I picked a book written for pre-teens. It has a pretty, sparkly cover.
Peacock Blue, Goldenrod, Terra Cotta, French Grey — Do you ever pick colors just for their names? I’ve never used glitter mist before, but I couldn’t resist a color named Creme de Chocolate. And I finally got the courage to use the 18kt. gold leafing pen I bought over the holidays.
I opened the book randomly to page 37, knowing there is a story to tell, but not knowing yet what that story will be. I choose the words first, looking for combinations that create interesting images.
liquid topaz, golden lips — This is where my story will begin.
Other blogs in this series:
One Page at a Time: My Altered Book Experience
Liquid Topaz: Fun with Found Poems
Liquid Topaz: What I Learned Today
Liquid Topaz: Flowing Organically
Liquid Topaz: Art on the Run
Liquid Topaz: Useful Sounds
Liquid Topaz: Golden Polka-Dots
Liquid Topaz: The Art of Discovery
Liquid Topaz: Fire of Life
Liquid Topaz: Now she feels it
Liquid Topaz: Searching for Words