Altered books in progress
Altered books in progress.

These are pages in the altered books I am working on.  The one on the left shows the “found poetry” book.  I’ve got two page done so far.  The other two are being gesso’d in preparation for adding paint, etc.  The orange-colored page is in a book I’ve been working on for some time.  The pages have been glued and tinted with water colors.

ATC's and a page in my altered book drying.

This is a shot of the artist trading cards I’ve started.  I had painted them with acrylics and now I am applying the second layer using a variety of papers I’ve painted.  I used rice paper painted with watercolor paints and paper towels painted with dyes and metallic acrylic inks and Lumiere paints.  The open book in the right hand corner is another page in the altered book with the orange page in the two upper photos.

Artist Trading Cards-second layer being applied.

Another shot of the ATC’s in progress.

Artist Trading Cards I'm working on.

More ATC’s in progress.  These are fun and a good way to try out new techniques and experiment with different mediums.  Give it a try.  You might find you are addicted!

Bless your heart.