Tuesday, July 14, 2009
twilight altered book
this past weekend i took another altered book class from daniela costa. she is totally into the series of twilight books and the movie...for this class, she gave us all a hardbound copy of the first book, along with a huge bag full of papers and embellies.
i went off in my own direction, as i am wont to do. but this is why i love daniela, she is very encouraging and just wants us all to be in our happy place, creating.
we all had to read the book so we could chat about it, and the movie was playing in the background while we worked. now to be honest, i was not nearly as into the book as my fellow classmates and teacher. but once i glued all my pages together and carved my round niche, i decided to put myself in the shoes of the heroine, who fell in love with a vampire.
i tried to think of all the reasons i might find a vampire appealing, then express those things creatively on the page.
i thought of dark romance, gothic beauty, power, wanderlust, mystery, freedom, riches, graceful elegance, and the bliss of complete surrender.
oh yeah, and then there's the abject fear...and um, the interesting way they, uh, commune with nature.
i used liquitex gloss heavy gel medium to glue all the pages together, and distress crackle paint on the edges, love that stuff.
now to put away the bloody mess on my craft table...mwaaaaahhh!