Friday, November 2, 2007

Altered Book of Hope

For a while now, I've been working in a themed altered book, and I finished the last spread recently. I purposely chose the subject to lift my spirits, and it really did! Not only is it a collection of hundreds of wise sayings about hope, but it also was a place where I tried out new techniques with no preconceived notions. On the Dove spread in particular, I was working with home-made rice paper, and copying sketches from my sketch journal onto it. I loved how the paper disappeared into the background, but gave me my dove's outline to embellish.

For the cathedral spread, I just liked the mindless playing with stamps. It was one of the "background" pages I did that sat unfinished for a while. Then one day, it seemed as is the idea jumped out at me as I was flipping thru, and caught site of that un-blank page.


Karen Campbell said...

This is a great book, Kari!

Angela Hoffmann said...

ooh Kari this is gorgeous~

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

Beautiful job Kari! it makes me want to reach out and touch it and feel how tactile it is. Love the corn stalk photo it would make a great watercolor painting!!
Thanks so much for sharing!

ROZ said...

I could use some of that "hope" about now.