UFO's - My Latest Creation

I made a lot of goals for 2011. I've already told you about my goal to blog at minimum once a week. Another goal I made was to tackle my drawer full of UFO's (UnFinished Objects). Yes, I have a whole drawer full. I have others that are too big to fit in that drawer. I am proud to say that I have tackled two so far this year. Here is the latest one, a book I titled FLY AWAY.

I belong to an Art Club called MIABA. MIABA stands for MI Altered Book Artists. There are ladies from all over the state of Michigan and some even come from Ohio. We meet once a quarter in different locations around the state, but lately it seems like most often in West Michigan. It's hard to find people who are willing to host, and have the resources to do so. If you are interested in this group of artists, you can find more info on their Yahoo group.
Each time we meet, it seems like we start some really cool projects, but often don't get them finished. That's why they pile up. I'm trying to tackle them one at a time. The project I am sharing was started at our Sept. 2010 meeting, hosted by Christine. She gave us rolls of wallpaper and card-stock.  My template was shaped like a half arch. At the meeting I cut out the cardstock, glued the wallpaper on both sides using Tacky Glue and called it a day.

Here's what I did to the pages:
You can see the background starts with a taupe and cream wallpaper, it has orchid flowers and leaves on it. I used Bo-bunny Rub Ons, torn book pages spritzed with spray mists and a cool rubber stamp of arches that I colored with Ranger Distress Inks. Also, a variety of images scavanged from my collage box, scrapbook papers, some cool vintage stickers and a border. Easy!
This next background starts with Distress Inks rubbed over the wallpaper. You'd be suprised to learn that the ink adheres nicely to the vinyl wallpaper. More collage images, border, rub ons and a couple stickers. One thing I learned here is that Distress Crackle Paint will NOT adhere to vinyl wallpaper, it all flaked off.  You can see a few remnants of white on the left page in the background.
These pages have book pages, mica, stamped images, a transparency, a preserved leaf, some vintage images, a couple of stickers and more rub on's. I'm obsessed with rub ons!

The background for this set of pages was created by using a stencil and Glimmer Mists both from Tattered Angels Products. Collage images and rub ons finish it off.

Here's another set using Glimmer Mists and a mask created by a piece of radiator screening.

Here is the front and back cover, also created with Glimmer Mists, Tattered Angel and Crafter's Workshop Masks, rubber stamps and sticker letters. The End. Till next time.


Craftgirl said...

Love your book. Thanks for sharing. I too have unfinished projects:-)


Marjie K said...

Great project! I love your use of the mists and stencils. This book is terrific. (And thanks for the catchy new title for all my UFOs!)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your wallpaper book turned out great!

linda said...

Your wallpaper book is very interesting. Like the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing!

I, too, am in Michigan - Howell/Brighton area.


connie said...

hi lori!

so glad to hear your doing the "meet the artist" swap.
your blog is beautiful!


Chok Keun said...

This is such a beautiful altered book!

daysease said...

OH!! OH!! Hi, found you through CPA... I am LOVING this art book. Really truly. Wonderful work. Inspiring, and so lovely. Thanks for sharing. with so much to accomplish, finish up, or to enjoy... Whatever do you do with all of your finished art?? Wondering... blessings...