All posts filed under: Altered Books

Limited Christmas Ephemera on Etsy

I’ve been tidying up the studio and put together some Christmas ephemera “scrap packs” full of vintage Christmas illustrations, music, green & red tickets, coupons, old music sheets, word flash cards (French & English) related to the holidays, plus lots more – there’s 50 pieces crammed in there! Perfect for card making, mixed media art, tags, art journalling… I only had a enough goodies to make about 6 or so, so get yours before they’re gone for good. Have fun! And don’t forget to join studioseena on Facebook to share your creations – can’t wait to see what you’ve made!    Advertisements

Art Journaling Video: Creating Backgrounds in an Altered Book

Hi everyone! How do you like the new look of my blog? Spring seemed like the right time for a change. Did I mention I moved my studio as well earlier this spring? I’ve been art journaling again and altering books, which I’ll be sharing with you of course. Think I’ve finally found my groove, thank goodness. Hmmm, maybe this post should have been called How Seena Got Her Art Groove Back? I’ve started turning on the video camera when I’m working at my art desk. Personally, I really enjoy watching the creative process of other artists; I often get inspired or learn something new. Here’s me creating backgrounds in an altered book. (There’s no sound; I figured you could add your own if you wanted a soundtrack.) Let me know what you think of all the changes. And the video!

Layering Art Journal Backgrounds with Napkins and Tissue Paper

Apologies for the lack of Spring posts, my friends. I’m back in the saddle now. (On the palette?) Here’s a pic from my new art studio (moved it twice this year already, not moving again) where I’m working on altering a book into an art journal for personal use. Not adding any watercolor paper, just removing and altering pages that already exist. In these pics I’m using tissue paper and napkins as background layers.

Frozen by the Blank Page? Why Everyone Needs An Altered Art Journal

There’s something about me you may not know: when I stumble onto something awesome it kind of takes over my brain. Maybe this is why if I find one great marker I have to have the whole set of colors? In every nib size? Hmmm. My latest obsession is handmade Altered Art Journals. Full disclosure: I’m making them and they’re for sale on Etsy. But that’s not why you should continue reading. Continue reading to find out why they’re so awesome! I’ve discovered that there’s something wonderful about journals with pages already full of text and illustrations. The lack of blank pages! But wait, you might be asking, aren’t journals supposed to have blank pages? Fair enough. I have dozens of journals: ones I’ve purchased, been gifted or made myself. They all have blank pages. The paper quality varies, though. So depending on what you want to do in your journal, you may need several with varying paper types. But even though you may have all those journals, you will still confront our common enemy: the dreaded blank page. …