Wednesday, 6 February 2008


Some time ago my GS Ben decided he wanted to make a tribute the late Pavarotti, and started by using his favourite tool, FME. This was a very good start , but as we don't see each other that often the momentum dies a little between visits, and each time he comes he naturally wants to try something different.

So we have now embarked on a very large book, A2, and have got as far as the front cover (see pic). He wants it to be at least 4 pages and a back cover. The only problem is that I've run out of steam on this one. There are so many talented bloggers out there who make wonderful altered books and journals, and I'm afraid I haven't got a clue. This is a very new area for me and I would love to have some ideas on how to get the best out of this project with Ben, as it is his first long term project and I want to make it fun and rewarding.

He's very keen on new gadgets and couldn't wait to get his hands on my 'crop-a-dial' tool and square die cuter, so anything like that would be a bonus , so all ideas welcome!!


Julie said...

A2 is massive, a bit like the man himself! I don't have any experience of altered books either myself so I hope someone out there can be a bit more helpful than me :) (I won't even ask what a 'crop-a-dial' tool is! I might have to go out and buy one!)

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

One thing you could look for and use is old sheet music dyed with walnut ink to age it.
Cut out silhouette of Pav from it - or large music notes to apply around page.
Make a crotchet or others notes from funky foam to stamp around page.
Use the letters of his name - cut outs
Cut out letters of his name like windows and put an image if his face behind them.
Is this the sort of thing you want? variations on a theme isn't it?

Pat said...

Make pockets to add interest to the pages, these can hold news clippings, tickets etc.
Add flaps that can be lifted to reveal picture/item underneath.
Make concertina folded small "books" to add to page.
Add metal eyelets which can be used either as embellishment or to attach items to page.

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