I am pleased to present another option for all you art party fans--ALTERED BOOKS! I've mentioned this before, but I doubt if you know how really cool this is.
Here is the general idea:
I collect children's board books and gesso them (basically paint them white) so that the papers, stickers, paint, tape, and fabrics you select will stick. I bring to your party bins of papers, stickers, and lots of treasures and ephemera!
You can create an inspirational piece for yourself or someone else filled with quotes and other inspirational words or sayings.
You can create a "blank" book in which to journal at some future point in time.
You can create a vision board of what you wish to invite into your life.
or how about a year in review with photos and other memorabilia?!
The options are really only as limited as your imagination!
Here is a sample "blank book" that I created:
And guess what I was doing this afternoon--white washing or applying gesso to some of the books I've collected. I'm getting ready for your altered book party! What a fun way to spend a winter afternoon or evening with your friends--reCREATING one of a kind books!
If this sounds like fun for you and your friends, shoot me an email so that we can get your date on the calendar!