Wednesday, March 5

Altered Book/Journal

Welcome to eclectic Paperie’s ePlay Challenge – Push Your Boundaries!  We’re altering our challenges in 2014, creating one, month-long challenge, increasing the prize drawing, holding a design team blog hop, and including a product discount with each new challenge!  Check out the details below:
·         We’ve combined our two challenges into one, announced on the first Thursday of each month.  This gives the design team more flexibility with challenge topics and projects and allows you more time to enter! 
·         We’ll also feature a product each month, and during the first day of the challenge, you’ll receive a discount on the featured product….be sure to check for the special code! 
·         Our prize drawing is increasing from $15.00 to a $25.00 gift certificate and the winner of each challenge will be announced on the last Thursday of each month and will be featured on the eP blog. 
·         Each month we’ll hold a blog hop featuring the beautiful artwork from our design team…just scroll down to the bottom of the post for all of the links!  Talk about inspiration!!
Our challenges are about encouraging you to explore your creative journey and inspiring you to step outside of your comfort zone.  When you submit your artwork, share a unique card, scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, home décor project, or anything that you’re excited to share!  We’re looking forward to crafting with you!
Today’s special is on Liquitex Gesso and for one day only, you can save 10% on a bottle of gesso…perfect for all of your altered projects!  Simply use code GESSO03 when checking out.
This is what I created for this month's challenge "Altered Books".  I have to confess I was a little bit intimidated by this challenge, but I am feeling much more confident now. I had to go to Goodwill and get a book "any book", I just wanted one with a hardcover, after walking around and getting intoxicated by the "smell" (sorry, I have asthma and the old books and I are not a good pair), I picked this book, I have no idea what it's about and after reading a little bit, I decided this book is for a project, I will start altering the pages and sharing them with you, I am super excited!!

Let's get started with this fun challenge:
  • Pick a book, any book, I think a hardcover works better. This is the one I picked up. 
  • Remove the paper cover, add Gesso to the cover. My idea was just to paint the center part, I think I added a little bit too much, but I liked it. Set aside to let it dry. (It doesn't take too long).
  • Spray the cover (I just wanted to match  the cover with the pretty flower), set aside to dry. After that, Add a couple of pieces of burlap. 

I hope you like it!
Have a great day!!



  1. I LOVE it, Giovana! The colors, the stenciled flowers the burlap, the rub-ons! Just GORGEOUS!

  2. So pretty!!! Love the use of flowers here!

  3. Adore!! I just love it!!! I love the use of burlap ... think I may have to add a little to mine!!

  4. Wonderful altered book..... love that burlap and the flower.

  5. Adoreable Giovana, loving that flower and burlap!!!
    Big hugs

  6. Beautiful book ! I love the flower and the splash of pink is gorgeous ! Sue C x

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  8. fabulous!!!!!! Wow, I want one now!

  9. This is just beautiful, Giovana. Such great texture and colors! I love it!