Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Loving tinted book pages


I mentioned that I love playing with altered art and mixed media. I am still very much a newbie at this and I don't know all the secrets, but I am experimenting and loving it.
 
This is another project inspired by the talented Rosemary @ Villabarnes. I love the way she has fun with aging and tinting paper.
 
This is my version!
 
 
I used old German dictionary pages and treated my paper bundle with Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution. I gave the top page only a wash with blue and silver paste after I thinned it down a bit!
 
I added string, a fresh rose and skeleton leaves. One can also use dried rose buds, but I was too impatient to wait for my roses to dry. I have four more roses hanging out to dry right now:)
 
 
I played some more with my little bundle and added a tea soaked scrap of lace!
 
 
 
 
I think I will be making a lot more of these!
 
 



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22 comments:

  1. just beautiful,sumaya! the lace was a great addition:)

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    1. I also love it more with the touch of lace. Thanks so much for stopping by Lynn:)

      xo
      Sumaya

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  2. Sumaya this is beautiful!! I think the lace really added a soft feminine and timeless touch! When you say you used blue and silver paste... what kind of paste? I'd love to try this out sometime, and yours came out so gorgeous! I've got so much I would love to learn to do and I'm a BIG fan of Rosemary's and I'm now your newest follower!
    ~Pendra

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    1. I get the paste from our local art supply store. I do believe that they import it. Its called Baroque gilder's paste and it comes in various colors like antique gold, copper, silver, some softer and deeper hues. I also love the addition of the lace. I also admire and love Rosemary's creations. Thanks for the follow back Pendra....yay!!!

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  3. I definitely think you should make a lot more of these - they are simply beautiful. I make book bundles also, but mine are more heavily aged - more primitive-looking than your pretty ones.

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    1. I really love making these. It's so much fun and I would love to try the grungy, primitive look as well now that you mention it.

      Thank you Donna:)

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  4. Your pages are really pretty. Isn't it fun to try new things?

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  5. Sumaya, you truly are an artist. This is so creative, and beautiful. Blessings, Trisha

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  6. I feel so honoured Trisha. Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your visits!:)

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  7. This is stunning Sumaya! I love the color. I will have to see if I can order some gilders paste. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  8. Thanks for the shout out, Sumaya. I love that you've given the concept your own touch. It's beautiful.

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    1. I love to think of you as my mentor. Thanks Rosemary:)

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  9. These are beautiful! I have never seen anything like this before! If you haven't already, would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-linky-party-2.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  10. Your book came out just lovely! You can hold your own with Rosemary!

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  11. Cool! I could see using this in many ways! Thank you for sharing at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!!
    www.dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com

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    1. Your party is fabulous. So happy to join in the fun!

      Thanks for hosting:)

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  12. Rosemary does have the best ideas, doesn't she? And works so hard, I've been in awe of her blog since I started blogging. These are lovely, very evocative!

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    1. Great comment! I hope you entered Rosemary's give away. Its a pity I live so far away. I would love to own one of her masterpieces!

      Hugs
      Sumaya

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