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Friday, March 4, 2011

The Sirens

I'm working on an art journal with my friend Julie, and this month I created in her book. Here are the pages that I made. I recently bought a new mixed media book, Image Transfer Workshop. I haven't had a chance to go through too much of it, but I tried out one technique that I've used in the past - the packing tape transfer technique. (This is a fairly common technique. If you google "packing tape transfer" you'll find instructions.)

The inspiration for my pages was this image that I pulled from a magazine and made into a transparency using the packing tape transfer technique. Then I flipped through Julie's book and found this poem "The Sirens." Bingo! My three ladies are now the three sirens.

I added paint to the background and positioned the image on some sewing pattern tissue so the title would show through when adhered.

On the facing page, I wanted to create a little shadowbox to embellish. I glued several pages together and then cut out a window. I framed the window with masking tape and patterned paper and then added three vintage millinery flowers - one for each siren. (I just noticed the III and "flower" below my flowers. What a wonderful coincidence!!) I found the perfect phrase from one of the pages that I cut and adhered it below with the window. It needed sparkle, so I outlined the text with Platinum Stickles.

I wanted to add lace to the page with the ladies, but I was afraid the book wouldn't close. It's already a tight fit with what I've done so far. I'll have to save the lace for another time.

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Blogger Kristin said...

This is a great technique, I used it for an Eiffel tower once, great book! Good luck with it! Fun AJ too, your pages are very nice.

March 4, 2011 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...


March 4, 2011 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Julie Boeck said...

This is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!! I am blown away with these pages!!!

March 7, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its so fun when you find just the perfect words on your page,and it was a total accident!

March 8, 2011 at 4:24 PM  

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