Monday, August 26, 2013

Marilyn Monroe Altered Book Spreads

This was a Marilyn Monroe themed altered book.  And the book we actually were working in was a biography about Marilyn.  This was also the FIRST book I worked in other than my own and was very basic in terms of altering.  I drew some designs on the page and then painted the whole rest of the pages a purple color, so that the words of the book showed through the designs.  I added some bling for detail
and then added some pictures from the night she sang to John F. Kennedy.  I also added a little biographical detail in reference to the quote "the late Marilyn Monroe" (she was running VERY LATE!)  All in all I was happy with how this turned out for my first spread in someone else's book.

I did a second page about the dress she wore that night.  I printed and collaged pictures from that night along with a cool photo I found that someone had altered.  I added stickles and liquid glass mixed together on top of that image to make the dress sparkle as it would have in person.  I added some more quotes and details and then the title was done with Liquid Applique. Oh painted background of course.  

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  1. Beautiful Lori! On the purple one, I really love how you masked to show the text when you painted. Love, love the mask by her signature!

    On the pink one, very creative use of the beads to highlight the dress. Your choice for the title was perfect, it's fluffy and draws attention right to the title. Hugs, Pamikins!

  2. I loved it so much when I got to finally see it. You did good, Lori! Thanks for being apart of a treasured altered book now sitting proudly on a shelf in my family room.

  3. Both pages are wonderful Lori, especially like the pink background finish and of course, the lovely photos of the beautiful Marilyn Munroe. Awesome!!! (M3-Rose D.)


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