What is it that is so attractive about a picture painted on a page from a book? Or sculpture designed using old books? There are many techniques that can be applied and the results are fabulous. Here are just a few for you to check out. This first one is found at Inspiration Green.Look at this wonder paper carving by Su BlackwellThe artwork of Rachael Ashe has several pictures of her altered books.
So get out your scissors, glue, paints, inks and give it a try. Ready to try one on your own, but don’t know where to start? How about this wreath from Alisa Burke?
I really enjoy Alisa Burke’s artwork. I have mention her site before, she has a great way of explaining her art techniques. She makes this one look so easy. It turns out very beautiful. Hope you get a chance to give it a try.
This is a watercolor portrait most of us can do. I have seen this on Craftgawker and Pinterest. The DIY is by Grow Creative. She uses an online photo editor called picmonkey, it works quiet well. Her tutorial is laid out very well and is easy to follow.
Painting of fabric is a lot of fun. If you are a painter it is a great way to display your talent and if you just don’t have that gift you can still change a fabric piece using a stencil and some textile paint. Here are a few examples: This one is from A Splendid Assemblage.Oleander and Palm gets great results using freezer paper stencils and mixing a fabric medium into their craft paint. The medium works very well and gives the paint a softer feel after it dries.100 Directions has a new product that they tested, DecoArt Ink Effects. You can draw on paper with these special inks and transfer it to fabric. I haven’t tried it yet, but will be looking for it in my crafts stores. Lot easier to throw away a mistake on paper than to through the fabric piece away.