Over the Rainbow – Altered Book

Hello everyone, It’s Nicole here!

Today I have a tutorial on how to create a stunning altered book using Little Birdie flowers!
I love working in old vintage books that are heading to the trash.
Here is the beginning of getting the layers right. I tore some pages out and glued them farther out, to make the book wider. I also added in bits of lace ever 10 or so pages. I glued some in with soft gel medium.
Here, you can see how some of those pages have been moved all around. You can see, I curled the edges by putting soft gel on them, rolling them up with a paint brush, and heat setting them with a heat gun.
Now I took a decoupage paper (Butterfly flight graceful) and glued them down also with soft gel medium.
Next I took LB 2-1 Mixed Media Paste, watered it down, and lightly went across the edges of the butterfly paper to give it a nice blend.
Next I used the 2-1 Mixed Media Paste through a stencil to give some interest to the background.
Here you can see I have added some stamping, along with laying my flowers. I used heavy gel medium to hold my flowers down. Almost done!
The last steps are to add green color wash over the stenciling. I added metal microbeads with soft gel, then took 2-1 Mixed Media paste and dry brushed my flowers to give the whole book a flow!

Soft gel medium

Heavy Gel medium

Color Splash (lime)

2-1 gesso and modeling paste

Butterfly decoupage paper

Impressions Stamp

Celestina Boho Vibes

Bonita Boho Vibes

Rosalind Sangria 

Heleen Purple Passion

Nancy Birds And Berries

Rosalind Song Of The Sea

Nancy Song Of The Sea

Metal Microbeads- Ruby Red

Metal Microbeads- Mute Orchid

Metal Microbeads- Green Melody

Metal Microbeads- Deep Marine

XOXO Nicole

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