Here is the process; I start with an old book that I thin out every 3rd page. Then I glue 3 pages of the book together to make a strong base for the art work. I use white gesso to paint every page and let them dry. Finally comes the fun part. I paint each page with metallic (lumiere paints)and glitter paints making a book with a rainbow of colors.I added a hand made pocket with a tag here.
Then I put pieces of my art work, Graphic 45 paper, envelops, tags, stamps, clips and other items on the inside pages of the altered book. This is one of my handmade tags.
The cover is made by cutting an oval and placing the photo in the inside cover. The back cover is also texturized ( with glue and tissue paper) , gesso, stained and painted. The gears, the clock and the key are added with gesso. I touched up with distress inks and gold foil swirls. There are 8 Swarovski AB crystals. I have added a ribbon closure to keep all your art work safely inside. The Image of the Moon Goddess is one of my original metallic photo composites.
Hope you enjoy the photos and the altered book. I make about one of these a month and sell them when they are done in my Etsy store; https://www.etsy.com/shop/LDphotography
This book was sold right away.
If you have any questions please leave a comment and I will answer them. Happy creating!