LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BOOK COVER CHALLENGE

Welcome to my "BOOK COVER CHALLENGE". Take a look here http://mittensathome.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-cover-challenge.html to see more book covers. I can't wait to go on over to see them myself!! I would specially like to thank Amy for including me in this challenge. I love making collage/assemblage book covers. I love how the book cover is able to just sit there on a counter or tabletop by itself. This book cover started off with an antique book I purchased at our local auction house sometime ago. I LOVE old books!! I LOVE old paper, too. I used an antique photograph cover frame here, in back is vintage dictionary page and a red bird. Also I used cutouts from a vintage book, antique advertisments themed items.
I rip fabrics, giving them the torn and tattered look. I also use alot ofvintage lace and trims in my work. I stained the pages of the book with inks and chaulks.
I use antique dolies in alot of my work as well, this one is stained with coffee. In the organiza bag is a greeting card cutout of roses and some glitter.
This is a copy of a page from a book I purchased at an antique store. I thought the image of the woman would make a great collaged item. This piece is called "THE COURAGE TO LOVE AGAIN".
Do you see the maiden behind the doily?? I love to tuck little things in my work hoping one would see something new on the second look. You can find this antique collage/assemblage in my etsy shop http://aclosetoftreasures.etsy.com/
I hope you enjoyed my book cover challenge post. I am on my way over to the party as soon as I post this.
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

7 comments:

melanie said...

wow! this is just awesome...I didn't do the challenge, but I am checking out all the book covers!
just love yours!

Amy said...

I have no words, it is so beautiful.
I love how much effort you put into this it really shows your love for paper and altered work.
Truly speechless...
Amy

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Incredible ~ I Love Your Creative Cover.... Hope you get a chance to stop by~ Cheryl

Gail said...

This is just great and I love your Etsy shop too! Thanks for sharing your artwork...:).

Jane said...

Your book cover is just gorgeous. I love all of the attention to detail that went into this piece. So much to look at when you view it. Thanks for sharing your art.
Jane

Robin said...

Your book cover is gorgeous. So much fabulou texture and detail!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness! No wonder you wond 'best in show'! I just came over from Amy's and I gotta say, she was right the detail and layers are fabulous! I love it! Theresa