Saturday is my day to go Lucketts General Store to see their Holiday Open House mentioned in my Oct. 28 blog. Am so ready for that!
I will probably freeze out there! The daytime highs are only in the upper 50's! After days of record breaking 90+ degree temps here the upper 50's will be cold!! I've packed winter clothes that can be layered and bought a wool coat to take along.
Have you seen this book??
I am absolutely fascinated by this book. It was recently published by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn. Every time I look through this book I find something new and exciting to try.
There are 13 altered house books in here. At first I thought I had one favorite "9A Firefly Lane" by Nina Bagley. The idea of a book done in shades of white with fabric, mica, lace, vintage pictures, really appeals to me. I think my book will be done in shades of white but I plan to include lots of things I have collected as well as ideas sparked by other house books in this book.
Already things have been selected to put in this book. I tried the technique of thinned gesso over old text pages and I love the look. I even tried tinting the gesso with acrylic paint and it is wonderful! Adding a layer of tissue paper makes the background even more interesting. This page was washed with thinned gesso and then a piece of starry tissue paper was added. Hint: be sure to save any interesting tissue paper that is used to wrap gifts or things you have purchased. The starry paper was saved from a store that wrapped a purchase up in it. Didn't care that the paper was wrinkled -- that is fixable!
I probably won't blog during my vacation. But check back on the 15th for pictures and info from the trip! TTFN!! :))