Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Back to Altered Books

 The Phoebes had another challenge for us to make... something with an altered book. This time I decided not to make something solely decorative, but something utile as well. So, I deconstructed a book and its cover and reconstructed into a hanger that would hold calendar-related items over my wall calendar. Items such as tickets, directions and maps, appointment details and information, etc. I had found a wonderful metal butterfly at a garage sale, so I decided to repeat my fairy theme.

Above is a close-up of the top piece. It is a collage of scrapbook papers, a graphic, lace, ribbon, metallic trim and a fairy charm and ribbon rosette. I decided to make another one with a French theme, shown below.

Someone years ago had given me some wonderful colored glass lenses and I used one over a frame from a broken purse-size hand mirror to cover a picture of a vintage lady. 
The one I kept... the fairy one... is so helpful for holding "stuff" related to appointments and dates and my calendar hangs underneath it.

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