I have been working on several ongoing collaborative projects, including two different altered book groups. The topic for the first pages is "Alchemy," the idea of changes in substance or matter. I decided to go with a medieval view of the alchemist and created a mini tunnel book as a tip in. I used lots of layers of stencils, paints, cray pas, printed images, ink and pencil on this spread. I love the way the light shines through when you open out the pages.
This spread, below, is about myths and secrets, and I chose to do the Loch Ness Monster. I gelli printed book pages and then acrylic painted a stylized, painterly sea creature. Beneath the waves lurks some theories about Nessie. I was so caught up in looking for myths and legends for this challenge that I had a hard time choosing which one to do. JFK, Bermuda Triangle, Alien Abductions, Jimmy Hoffa -- I mean, I could have just had a stack of garbage with a body hidden under it for that one!