Friday, 6 August 2010

Altered Book workshop

Finally I've made it back to my computer to update my blog, this is what happens when the kids all break up from school & I feel that perhaps I really ought to do 'those' jobs that I avoid most of the time, we spent 4 hours yesterday, washing, drying & Ironing the backlog of clothes, & at the same time getting the boys to try on everything in their wardrobe, Sas did hers at the same time & we now have a good 4 bags of clothes for charity ... another good job done !
So back to the business in hand, I ran an altered book workshop on Tuesday, with 10 lovely ladies attending we had a full house & a very messy table ( for those of you who read my blog you'll know I find the messy table bit hard lol)

We did hand print opening pages, we made windows, opening doors, pockets & Niches & several different ways of folding the pages to add interest. We tried gesso'ing the pages out & leaving the type showing.

We got VERY messy but had fun playing with Colour washes from Ranger, Spray Inks from Dyan at Art from the heart, Distress Inks, Claudine Hellmuth studio line paints, Dabbers and piles of collaging materials.
The ladies were alot of fun, we had some of a younger generation along to play too, (thanks for coming Jo, Amy & Alex) :o)
BEtween them all they created some beautiful pages, I was suitably impressed with all of them & their first attempts at altering a book, (apart from Sue who has already altered a book :o) ... Even Bernice who wasn't at all sure about ripping pages out of the book before we started got into the swing of things & even started a second book when she got home, Blimey !

So from left to right we have Bernice, Jayne, Amy, Trish & Jo.

and from right to left we have June, Jenny, Alex, Halina and Sue

And here is my lovely daughter Saskia making tea & coffee for everyone ! She came along to help out for the day :D

Here's Jo with one of her pocket pages

This is the very talented Trish with her window pages ,,
Here is Amy (Trish's daughter) with her handprint pages
Here is Jayne with one of her lovely backgrounds ..

Here's our resident workshopee Bernice ...

And June with her gorgeous Opening doors page

Halina on the left & Alix on the right with their fabby pages,

Jenny with her lovely page ,,,

And last but certainly not least is Sue (sue is my most brilliant Mum xx)


  1. WOW ...those pages are AMAZING ...and so varied .... food for thought. What I need is a few weeks to browse and read all the tutorials.

    Everyone seems to have had an amazing time.

  2. It all looks great Anneliese ... Is n't Sas like you??? ... she is gonna be a heart breaker X

  3. Looks like everyone had a great, messy, productive day!

  4. Oh boy, that looks like FUN! I'm like you - messy gets me a bit agitated ....

  5. Hi Anneliese,
    How are you? great blog you've here. I'm a mixed media artists and love making altered books and objects. You all are invited to Follow me, Follow you or Link-Up your blog on my "LOVE THAT BLOG" networking community, check it out. Also I'm looking for artists that would love to be published in my online magazine. Thanxs Anneliese for being another inspiring soul. Keep in touch!

  6. Oh this looks great - will you be doing more altered book courses?


  7. Hello Happy :o) sorry for the delay in the reply, I've just got back from my holidays ! .. yes there will be another altered book workshop but I'm not sure when .. I need to add more workshops to the list so keep watching for more news :D x


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. They are much appreciated :o)