This Pink Saturday post is not about the green of St. Patrick’s Day…It’s about Going Green in a Pink sort of way….I’ve been making altered books for several years…Altering a book simply means starting with an old book, adding a variety of mixed media treatments and giving it new life by repurposing it. The book I’m sharing this Pink Saturday is a discarded library book…it was a play, so it’s not very thick. I painted it and started removing pages, then folded a few pages to create “pockets”. I used lots of reclaimed tissues to cover the pages. This page is covered with scraps of tissue from one of my birthday gifts.
This paper is left over from gifts I wrapped…lots of pink watercolor flowers…You can see a few of my tags in the pockets…Isn’t this a sweet pink-green way to use elements that would otherwise end up in the trash dump?
This paper’s origin is unknown, and I only had a few scraps…I love the watercolor flowers and the writing. I wish I had enough to cover an entire book…
Now, that’s what I mean about going Green-Pink. This one is in my etsy shop and I will be sharing the techniques at Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat in June. Talk about a Pink gathering; Paper Cowgirls love pink, and glitter, and vintage ephemera. You should check it out when you get a chance…. http://www.papercowgirl.blogspot.com/
Right now I’m off to visit Miz Mollye…good Golly, she’s a hoot. http://mizmollye.blogspot.com/ I met her one Pink Saturday when I entered and won a giveaway she was hosting. One of the items was a multi-media book she had made…funny and talented!! She would fit right in with the “cowgurls”.
And then I’ll head over to Beverly’s house for this week’s Pink Saturday participants. If you’ve never made the rounds on Pink Saturday, you’re in for a treat…a Pink treat, of course…http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/