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Win for Best Use of Materials!!!

DSC_0116So I thought that I had posted about this, but apparently I did not.  A few months ago, I entered an art contest at the Chatham Sweet Corn Festival. The library there was hosting an Altered Book Contest.  There were no rules, only to make your submission from a book, and to not use a library book.  I made a submission of a dreamcatcher.  I was only going to do a dreamcatcher by itself, then I thought it needed something else.  So I attached it to a board also.

DSC_0123 All of the feathers are made from book pages, as are the larger beads near the feathers.  The hoop is covered in paper and the background as well.  The background was then painted and distressed.  I then wrote the Legend of the Dreamcatcher on the background and distressed it again.  I inked the all parts of the project with rubber stamp ink and highlighted it all with oil pastels. The feathers were made by attaching two pieces of book pages together with glue, Tacky Glue by the way, with a thin wire in between.  I added musical note washi tape and some stamping for depth.  I then cut small slits in the paper to make them look more like feathers.

DSC_0121My glue of choice is a product called Collage Pauge.  I heard about it on a video from Cloth Paper Scissor magazine.  Collage Pauge really is a great adhesive, I like it better than Modge Podge.  It keeps the paper flatter without curling.

I just submitted this project to Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, so we will see what happens! Could take up to 16 weeks to find out if they want it. I am not getting my hopes up though, well that’s a lie, they of course will publish it!

By the way, thanks to my lovely sister, Jen for picking up my project for me.  I will get it from her on Sunday hen I go to do a photo shoot of her and her husband and puppies! Might get the kid to do his Fall pics at the same time.  I hear there is a cool covered bridge there that we are going to shoot at.

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