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I've been embroiled in a massive project--an altered book--for months and months. It didn't start out like that, but it turned into one of those "art heals" things along the way. If you have things to think about, I suggest you try your hand at an altered book. If you've never done one, I've written a bunch of tutorials on how to get started with the prep and the structure on my blog at lauratringaliholmes.blogspot.c…. Okay, it's a little intense over there--I won't dissemble. There are 10 parts to the "Don't Get Jittery On Me" blog series in all and not all are about technique. Some are about that aforementioned "art heals" thing. You should be able to find your way around in the blog archive if you're interested. If you'd rather just look, I'm posting my work here a couple of pages a day. What you're looking at below is the second spread, from which the book takes it's name. Thanks for looking.Don't Get Jittery On Me, spread 2 by LauraTringaliHolmes
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hogret Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
And what will the next one be about, I wonder ....
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SethFitts Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been peeking in here and there watching the progress of this project. Great work! Now time for a deep breathe... And on to the next one!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Definitely on to the next one! Thanks, Seth.
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I have enjoyed watching the progress of this (both here and on your blog).  Such an intricate and symbolic process, with meaning in every step.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
I kind of miss having it to turn to...might have to start another! Thanks for following along with its progress! :heart:
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randoymwordsart Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! I've tried the altered book thing in the past, and haven't worked out how many pages to take out for space vs. how much pressure the binding will take.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
It's definitely a judgment call. I talk about that issue in my blog...it's here (with photos): lauratringaliholmes.blogspot.c… I tend to overcompensate, removing lots of pages, because I know that I tend to get carried away with the gluestick.
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