Wednesday, September 17, 2008

trash altered book

Our local altered book club has challenged us to do an album made of trash. The front and back covers are cereal boxes and the pages are brown paper bags. The bindings are of braided trash bags. I cannot wait to start looking at some of the albums next month! I started page one today of mine and it is so much fun! It has made me look at trash in a whole new way.

Here is what I used in the first page:

Brown paper bag page inked with Fired Brick Ranger distress ink
Texture stamp – PSX Design clear stamp
Onion bag mesh
Waxed paper from Ritz cracker sleeve sewn on
with the string from a bale of hay
Die cut butterflies from pizza box
Buttons from my friend
Yellow page stamped with "How do I love thee…" – Stamp from Rubbernecker
Inked inside of envelope behind the butterfly
Butterfly is plastic from a milk carton, which is stamped with Staz-on and colored with Zig markers
Face stamp is from Lost Coast Designs
Plastic Milk topper with face stamped on newspaper


Altered Route said...

What a neat idea! Great use of 'stuff'!!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Great job Nancy you make trash look great ...... Linda F