Firstly, I'd like to say thank you for being here -
even though you saw the awful page above, you still came!
This post is about my progress in the
Altered Book course being run (free of charge) by
the very generous Elizabeth from her blog
This lesson was about 'Design Principles' (part one).
Elizabeth wrote an epic post all about this with
brilliant examples to demonstrate the principles.
The areas covered were
Harmony, Unity, Balance and
Proportion and Emphasis
After studying Elizabeth's post, taking notes,
thinking about it all - the above is what I came up with!
The pages were progressing ok, but I just over did it I think!
No gold star for me - lol.
At least I have the main principles rubber stamped onto
the pages, so that's a good reminder if nothing else.
Moving swiftly on, this next lesson was the
second part of 'Design Principles'.
This lesson covered
Rhythm or Pattern,
I'm pleased with this spread and think I've covered
some of the elements.
The fabric flowing from the sewing machine -
movement, it also creates a pattern and is dominant?
(I used sticky dots here and there to stick it onto the page)
The various tape measures and numbers provide the repetition,
and the pattern covers on the facing page - and also the buttons
too I suppose.
The black buttons are a contrast to the rest of the light colours.
I made the mistake of trying to sew the buttons onto the pages,
but they were far too fragile for that,
so the sticky dots came to rescue again!
I used the same wide ribbon on this page as I used
for the closure around the book, although I'll probably add
some colour to the outside ribbon once the book is finished.
I'd like to say the flowing fabric idea was mine,
but it was actually from a round robin journal page
I received a few years back from the wonderfully talented
and I blatantly
copied it took inspiration from it!
Lesson 7 is now available from Elizabeth's blog
and I see it's about 'Elements of Design'
- another big gulp from me!!!
Thanks for looking :)