Sunday, February 22, 2009

Altered Book "Doors"

This month I received two books for the current Round Robin (from the ABEurope Group - Yahoo Groups) to work in. First on the list was Maijkens book: Doors.

I was thinking of making layers of doors in her spread, so when you open a door, a new one would appear which you will have to open, only to find another door.
I browsed through my collection of photographs that I took of doors (and windows) in France, Norway, UK and Spain (yes, I have a complete folder dedicated to those pictures) and started to combine some of them in Photoshop.
Viewing the results, I changed my mind and printed out the digital collages. I blended the images in the book with paint and added stamped words.

The book has arrived in Germany now and an Italian and Amercain artist will work in the book before it leaves for England and Scotland. In a few months it will be back in Danmark!


TJ said...

This is beautiful. I wonder why photographing doorways and windows is so appealing. I also have a huge collection of these kinds of images. Now only if I could digitally learn to collage like you...!!! Great work, xoxoxo tj

Jasmine Bailey-Barfuss said...

Your mixed media textures are so yummy!