Monday, 5 June 2017

Mixed Media Altered Book 

Hello there.. 
Today I have yet another altered art to share.. this time I worked on an old book and transformed it into a rustic art piece. 

 It is a hard bound very old book and I had super amazing time working on this.
I started with sticking some bits of printed tissue paper on the front panel of the book followed by some strokes of Prima heavy gesso. Then I added some interesting texture with cheese cloth, adhering it with Prima 3D gloss gel. Once it dried well, I added another coat of gesso to make it ready for coloring part. To add some more interest, I tied a natural hemp in the middle around the book.
Added a metal clock embellishment from Prima, chipboards from Dusty Attic and few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Now it was the time to use the wonderful rust effect pastes from Finnabair.. they are so cool. All the three shades just come together so well and so natural and blend nicely with water. I am in love with these. I also applied the pastes to the metal clock and chipboard scrolls.. they look so naturally rusty.
I used Prima metallic acrylic paint in "Light Patina" in some bit of areas. Finally some art stones and glass glitter.
Some detailed pictures..

This project is my submission for Words & Paintery Design Team and also for the May Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you had a good time with this post. 
Have a great week!!



  1. Amazing work! I love it!
    Thanks for joining Words&Paintery challenge.

  2. Amazing piece!
    Thank you for playing with us at Words@Paintery

  3. Beautiful transformation. Welcome to the words and Paintery team 😀

    1. Thank you so much Kripa.. It's a great honour :)