stronger …

Dinosaur Board Book Peeled

the dinosaur book I have been working on since July…

Stronger than you know board book pages

now has all of the inside pages completed…Stronger than you know board book pages (1)

without consciously trying the words for my book pages have turned into a bit of flowing text that I will share with you after I complete the cover of the book…

Stronger than you know board book pages (2)

paint…torn papers…drywall mesh tape…washi tape…rubber stamping…computer generated text and a mystery girl surrounded by lotus blooms  that surfaced on my work table…

another “She-Art” spread for Art Journal Journey’s challenge theme this month…

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39 responses to “stronger …

  1. Wow Patty, it looks stunning! I love the colours you chose. They are so soft but still strong enough to emphasize the sentiment. Beautiful!

  2. Oh, Patty! I am so enchanted. Your backgrounds and layering are so exquisite. This must be one of your favorites — or all they all?

  3. Hello My dear Patty, I’m sorry to see the ending of this fabulous book, this page is sooooo beautiful, love the leaves stamped all around, love the net tape, make a note, must use mine :O). with your washi tape, beautiful image. It will be a pleasure to see it all together, outstanding work on the book and thanks so much for sharing it and all the inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend,

  4. Looks great, and I am looking forward to seeing the rest! Have a good weekend, Valerie

  5. Look forward to reading your flowing text! Your book is fabulous. Do you ever make videos? I’d love to see you open and go through the book on a video.

  6. Grrr! such an amazing transformation! Love this green too!!!

  7. Just gorgeous and loving that plastered paper peeking out behind too! =)

  8. I’m so glad you showed the before photos of this book. I look forward to seeing it when it’s completed. Your work is always amazing, so I truly appreciate how you show all the details of each piece. This mystery girl adds so much to the spread, too.

  9. Patty this is such a harmony in colors, textures, layers, image and text…
    I am enchanted!

    Love it!
    Thank you for this – it´s a highlight to our theme!

    xxx my dear friend!
    I wish a wonderful weekend to you and Mr. Magpie!

  10. You must be delighted to see this project finished. It looks wonderful and I’d love to see the whole thing.

  11. You are so inspiring Patty! Your book looks gorgeous and of course now you have me thinking about the board books I still have in a small pile waiting to be altered :)

  12. I loved working on these books as a substrate, there is just something so inherently creative about it… perhaps it is the childlike energy already inherent in the book… your work is lovely and the texture is fantastic! xoxo

  13. This is just beautiful: the colours – so subtle yet full of impact, the image and the mesh. I have never altered a board book; I really must look out for some in charity shops and give it a try. Yours is such an inspiration, I love the shape and texture of it – wish I could see it irl. Thank you for sharing. Julie Ann xx

  14. Patty you always amazes me with your work!! I have never seen such a cool journal…a dinosaurier journal ;) so very cool….and how I love the actual page! the drywall mesh tape catches my eyes also as the beautiful leave texture x0x to you dear ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  15. This turned out so lovely. The colors and texture are yummy and I love the portrait of the girl. I like your use of the drywall tape. I have a couple of board books started, but I can’t seem to pick a theme for them. I’d love to get one done. Beautiful job.

  16. Love the image…she looks very determined. <3

  17. How fantastic, that’s a gorgeous project.

  18. Oh this is a wonderful spread Patty.
    The layers you’ve created are inspiring, a sweet image, the lotus stamping, mesh tape and paint all in harmony.
    I too will miss it when you’ve finished!
    Hugs
    Shane

  19. What a wonderful project! You are magical! xxoo

  20. You ARE magical!!! I love how you use all your art stuff and share so much with us!!!

  21. amazing to think where it started from and how beautifully it has turned out :)

  22. Amazing work, Patty. I love how you combine different textures and how all your pieces seem to have a certain different “mood”. It’s very creative what you did here with a child’s book.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and keeping up with me <3

  23. This spread is quite amazingly beautiful. It’s very inspiring.

  24. Fascinating creation, Patty! I think the textures are amazing. Using a dinosaur book is something I would have never thought of. I’m still working on the book I brought to Angela’s the years ago when I met you and realized I didn’t know what I was doing. You must have thought I was full of it, too. So sorry!

  25. Only you could transform a dinosaur book into something so incredibly pretty and poetic.
    Patty, I find those words are something that I needed to stop and read for my own personal reasons at the moment so for that alone I thank you.
    This has certainly touched a chord with me.
    Wishes
    Lynne

  26. Beautiful colours

  27. This so beautiful! I like the colors!

  28. Love what you’re doing with this – love the idea of a dinosaur book. Feeling strong just looking at it – gorgeous! xoxo

  29. Very cool! I get the definite impression that this was a wonderful journey of self discovery and self expression. Thank you for sharing – I am inspired :)

  30. Hi patty – that was me, Kimmie, just above this comment. Sorry not to change the ID.

  31. a dinosaur book, how fun!

    it’s thanksgiving day here in canada, and so much to be thankful for. thank you for sharing your art and inspiring others.

    have a wonderful week, and happy autumn!

  32. Hello ma chère Patty,
    merci de vos gentils commentaires sur mon blog, merci de votre fidélité.
    Je suis flattée, vous avez tellement de talent. Le livre dinosaure en est une preuve incontestable.
    Scrapamitié.
    MAPY

  33. How fantastic. This so beautiful!
    Das ist eine wundervolle Idee. Ich liebe die Farben.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

  34. Ooh Patty,I love your beautiful creation,Love the colors and all the wonderful layers and texture,very beautiful,dear patty,AMAZING!!!

    Greetings Jeannette

  35. Beautiful! What else would I expect? Hope you are doing well, Patty. Take care! – Amy :D

  36. “Stronger” is wonderful creative joy! What a treat for you to experience this project. I hope we do get to see it all done someday, and to read it’s message.
    Hugs,
    Terri

  37. Love this book! And your art work is beautiful.
    xx Monique

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