alice and oz

I finally finished the front page for my Alice in Wonderland chunky book, I got some lave and added around the edges:

I also got my returns from the Gothic Wizard of Oz swap:

shrink plastic

I´ve been wanting to try shrink plastic for a while, and I got some in an art supplie PIF, so I made some for the chunkies I finished (my last post). But I didn´t know they would shrink that much!

These are my first ones, and they are tiny - only about 1 cm! They are for the Freja page.

These are for the brown monochromatic goddess page, they are about 2-3 cm.

And I made these for my niece and nephew, the scull I added to a key ring, and Hello Kitty became a necklace.

jack skellington, and finished pages

I made the cards for the Tim Burton ATC swap on AFA, I went b/w and Jack Skellington (I really need some black markers!):

I also finished two chunky pages (added chunk, that is!):


And I mailed a bunch of mail art this weekend - chunkies AND atc´s!

egyptian cat

I ended up doing two pages for my trade with Merlinprincesse, the Freja page, and this Egyptian cat page:

It´s my first attempt at using coloured pencils (I bought some new the other day), and I think it works really well on this one - it kinda feels like the wall of an Egyptian tomb.

raven royalty

I´ve finally finished my page for EraserQueen, she wanted a raven king and queen, so this is how it ended up.

I can´t take full credit for the back, I "borrowed" the idea from Bernie Berlin´s ATC book. But I think it works really well!


I´m doing a chunky page trade with Merlinprincesse, I´ve done a couple of ATC trades with her, so I´m really looking forward to her page! She wants cats in history, so I painted a page with Norse goddess Freja, in her chariot drawn by cats. Of course it still needs some chunking!

I´ve also finally finished a Marie Antoinette page:

lots and lots of cupcakes...

Even though I´d prefer to make nothing but chunkies at the moment, I couldn´t resist two ATC swaps, Cupcakes and Tim Burton. And this morning I made cupcakes. Many cupcakes... In fact, I don´t want to make any cupcakes for a while...


I´m trading a chunky page with icekat, she´s making Alice in Wonderland, and I made Egyptian goddess Bastet. I´m actually quite happy that I couldn´t find any books with pics of her at the library, because then I had to google, and I found lots of alternative enterpretations of Bastet. Otherwise, I would´ve done a plain old Egyptian Bastet, now she´s more in my style. But I do regret a bit throwing out all of my old Egyptology books (I studied Egyptology for 1½ years at the University) - there are some books I miss!

alice chunkies

Yesterday I worked on chunkies for my next project, an Alice in Wonderland chunky book. I will recieve my first traded Alice page soon, so I didn´t want it to be all alone. So I did a front page, and a Queen of Hearts.

I´ll add some lace around the edges, and I don´t know what to do about the back.

I also came up with an idea for a chunky swap, "Tea Party", I think that can be a fun one. So I drew a bit on an idea for a page, and it might turn out rather ok. I don´t have any chunkies to work on, since I withdrew from the Found Poetry and the Wonderful Trees swaps - I simply couldn´t come up with any good pages on those themes. And I have done the private trades for this month. So a tea party swap is just what I need at the moment, I think!

five chunkies finished (pretty much)

I finished some chunky pages last night, I just need to add chunk to the raven page, and then it´s finished also (the back on that one is rather great, if I say so myself - I made a pair of wings, which you open up to see my info).

The last pages of the monochromatic trade (I still need to chunk the brown page, though):


I added the chunk on the Midsummer celebration (not very chunky, I know):


And I did two pages for two trades, one Marie Antoinette page, and one raven king & queen page:


orange frida

I did the 7th monochrome page yesterday, an orange Frida Kahlo. Unfortunately, I never know when to stop, and accedently painted a black spot in her face. I think I finally solved it, with it still looking ok, but the rosiness of her cheeks are pretty much gone, and I don´t dare putting a paintbruch anywhere near here face again. Today, I´ve almost finished  the last monochrome page, a green angel. I was a bit hesitant about that one, but I´m really liking it now!

I did a whole lot of chunking!

Yesterday I got the order from Panduro - lots of fun chunking stuff, all on sale. Which of course led to me spending the night chunking lots of pages, I only have a couple left to chunk, and I have a plan for those.

First, I finsihed the last Wizard of Oz pages:


Then I finished the Chunky PAT pages:


Then I chunked the blue monochrome page for meganspaperstudio:

And this morning I did some painting to, a brown monochrome page for my trade:

Oh, how I like to finish stuff!

grey monochrome

I´ve painted my fifth monochrome page, a grey one. Now I have to wait with the remaining three, because I´m all out of cardstock...

somerset in love

I have tried altered books, but I haven´t fallen for it (yet, anyway!), I don´t get inspired, and I can´t fill up an entire book - so far, anyway. But I do adore other people´s work, and I fell head over heel in love with this collaborative, it´s in the Winter-09 issue of Somerset in Love, and it´s gorgeaus! I really would love to have this magazine, to enjoy these altered books thouroghly - you only get a glimpse on the home page.

two monochromatic ones

I really enjoy making the monochromatic pages! Two more are done (one sans chunk):


lots of chunky pages!

I´ve been painting all weekend, I´ve seen a total of three TV programs (usually I´m such a TV geek), the rest of the time I´ve had a brush or a pencil in my hand, pretty much. I´ve finished all of the PAT pages (without the chunk), and I´ve done pages for some private trades. First the PAT ones:

oriental page for jonquil

orange page for adriayna

unicorn for maria magenta

fantasy for dolores4fun

goddess (Scandinavian Idun) for dolores4fun

Something Swedish for ElectaBlue (a Midsummer Celebration):

I´ve added the ball trim on my found poetry. Btw, I withdraw from that swap, so the pages are available for trade!

And two monochromatic pages for a trade with meganspaperstudio:

rapunzel and found poetry

This is my Rapunzel page with the braid:

And these are my first pages for the Found Poetry swap. Making these pages was difficult, a lot more than I had expected. I don´t do much collage work, and this is all about collage - really hard!

three made for PAT

I´ve painted three more pages for my chunky pages PAT, chunkified two of them, and added to my orange page:

monochromatic green (Emerald City)

fairytales (Rapunzel - of course I added a long braid!)

oriental/geishas (I really liked how the ribbons look, it feels rather Japanese, I think!)
I added the words, it´s a quote by Carl Sagan.

I´ve done 6 pages out of 11 (with some chunkification to do). I´m also doing quite a few chunky book swaps - the Pretty Girls Mixed Media (sent in), Wizard of Oz (halfway through chunking), Wonderful Trees (I´m not entirely happy with my trees, and I´m not sure they are good enough to send in), Found Poetry, a monochrome trade with meganspaperstudio, and then I´m also doing some 1/1 trades. You can safely say, that I´m up to my ears in chunkies! I can´t wait for my first pages to arrive - I really want to start assembling my books!

the end of alice in the dark, and an orange chunky

Yesterday the last set for Alice in the Dark arrived, and I mailed them off today. These are the cards from MikasCupcake:


These are my own returns:

This is an orange chunky page that I made for adriayna, for the PAT. I think it´s too simple, though, I htink I need to work on it a bit more. And I need to add some chunk, of course!

first two made for PAT

I made my first two chunky pages for my Chunky Page PAT, one monochromatic for curbsidetreasure, and one with red & turquoise art supplies for OriginalYouth:


They both need to be chunkified, but I´m waiting for an order from Panduro, with a bunch of fiber, ribbons, beads and other chunky goodies - all bought dirt cheap on sale!

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