Thursday, 29 November 2007

Demise of a roller...

... a much loved roller came to an end on my last little project.
I really like using these foam rollers they work especially well painting Bondaweb as long as you don't press too hard.
Anyway, I thought that I would share a few last images of the roller ... Bye...

...and along came the bus!...
Explanation - I wanted to send a special thank you to a friend who is mad about books. She also likes altered books but can't bring herself to deface a book. Thou shalt not draw on a book! I seem to recall from the past....Anyway I decided to start her off, gently of course , on a kids board book bought from a charity shop.
So here, by way of an altered board book, is her thank you...
Starting with all the pages being sanded back then a light layer of gesso painted on.

A layer of thicker paint with scrunched cling film placed on top whilst wet. Allowed to dry then the cling film removed leaving a lovely surface.

Sponge roller used to apply acrylic paint to foam letters. Some printed more than once to give paler letters and some overprinted.
( I know that this might sound all a bit too obvious but I think it's good to record the techniques used ) .
A few punched shapes from pre-painted papers glued down with some diluted PVA glue.

Some more shapes with a little metallic rub-ons, like treasure gold.

Yummy tissue paper, I love the kind you get from Paperchase. This, of course, is one of them.

This one is not but I liked the idea of the text, not that you can see it after all the scrunching up!

...some more punched shapes...
Then the reason for the whole thing...the thank you!


...That's all folks!...
Other than to say that I've given my friend instructions that it is her book now to do with as she pleases, alter it in any way including covering up all or some of what I've done, including the "Thank you".
From her response I think she was pleased.
OK, that's it for now,
Byee.....

3 comments:

Judy Scott said...

what a lovely friend you are, Im sure she'll have a wonderful time altering the book now you've done the hard work, have a wonderful weekend, love Judy

Waltraud said...

Your friend could be happy and we too,
thanks for showing these pictures!

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