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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Gingersnaps are getting the Horrors

Hi,  Gingersnap Creations theme this month is Horror Stories.................ghosties or maybe a bit macarbre.
For my DT piece am showing you an altered Mills and Boon paperback, both the cover and the inside reflect the renowned storyteller Edgar Allan Poe

The cover was painted in Black Gesso which I swooshed and coloured after I had cut the shape out of the cover plus through about 25 pages so the contents would sit well.  The corners were made from aluminium tape and then embossed, also used Stazon and alcohol inks.

After gluing all the pages down I used the Black Gesso again, then collaged the rest.  Not sure but I think the Fan was a freebie from Dezina World, but if you know different, please let me know.  To finish it all off I brushed Studio Multi-Medium Matte to protect it.

The words on the cover read: An Enigma, 1848 and the inside reads: " All that we See or Seem is but a Dream within a Dream ".  Words by E A Poe.

Now I have to admit I haven't yet completed the back of the book..........oooh slap hands, but will get that done shortly as it will stand up alongside the rest of my Halloween bits and pieces.  So if you feel a Horror Story coming on why not join in the fun with us at Gingersnap Creations.............and don't forget to visit us as there are some amazing DT pieces.

Thank you for popping in and hope you all have a smashing creative week.  Am away for 10 days so will have a lot of catching up to do when I get back.  My Catscan appointment arrived and yep its for when we are away, but managed to get another one......not sure if I should be pleased or not..........lol 
Take care, Hugs Annette x

62 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab altered book - love the images!

Shelly Hickox said...

Really, really cool! Love the quote - gives me shivers. I can't wait to see more! Now I'm off to check out the Gingersnaps page. I love spooky themes!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

OOh that's creepy Annette, Lovely altered book:0) Have a great break and come back refreshed, Have fun, Gay xxx

Doreen said...

What a fabulous project Annette,I love how you swoosh the black gesso.xxx

lynne said...

Such an imaginative piece of art. Love it.
Wishes
Lynne

Daniele said...

fab altered book Annette, never had you down as a Mills and boon reader....lol, love the spooky theme
hugs

Dolly Daydreams said...

OOH Very spooky and gorgeous at the same time pieces. Hope you are enjoying to your hols and return to us invigorated.

Marie

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning piece Nettie and what an excellent use of an old Mils and Boon. I have that fan too, it came from a crowabout sheet that Nancy Baumiller provided on Flickr, probably about a year ago or so, but she often uses freebies from other sources, so who knows.

trisha too said...

Fabulous book, Netty! That cover is wonderful!

:)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Netty this is a fabulous altered book.The cover is stunning. Love the black gesso. Beautiful.
Lovely greet Marja

Evil Edna said...

wow that is wonderful and errie.EE

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Annette, and what makes it more special is that it was a mills and boon book, this is the best thing that could happen to them. I like all the swooshed gesso, brilliant!
Kevin xx

Sharon said...

I love how you have used a real book and altered it Netty - looks fabulous!

Meggymay said...

Wow, fabulous altered book. Mills and Boon will never look the same again. Yvonne x

Ali Manning said...

This is an amazing project Netty - I really love how you worked with the black gesso. Have a great vacation!

donna said...

Wonderful project Annette. I will have to get some black gesso to play with. I hope your holiday is everything you want it to be..hugs..Donna

Joan said...

Great piece Netty ( a fitting end for a Mills&Boon Book!) I need to read up on E.A Poe before I attempt anything, I only know the Raven bit

Joan

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your book looks fantastic, love it.

Cheryl said...

oh hun,you always come up with amazing creations and this aleterd book is amazing love those images,hugs cherylxx

Kim B said...

Fantastic! Enjoy your time away, you will be missed. Hugs, Kim

2amscrapper said...

Netty this is a spectacular project for this month's theme and techniques. See you on the flip side of 10 days.

Jan said...

love your creations :)

Chris Arlington said...

This is fabulous Netty! I never knew what Poe looked like. I hear he was a stoner LOL

Shar said...

Poe-licious! I love it! Wonderfully done!

Sandy said...

Wow Netty your altered book rock.
Absolutely cool.

Paula said...

clever project

Gaby Bee said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation, Netty! Your altered book looks gorgeous! Love the cover!!!

Heidi said...

Wow this is so cool!
Fantastic work again Netty:)
Take care.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Von said...

Wow that's fab ! and how about that we have both altered a book this week is that spooky or what lol
Have a wonderful time away
Von xxx :)

JeanFB said...

This book is absolutely amazing!! Fabulous work - love the creepiness. Have a great holiday, safe trip!

Linda R. said...

Your Poe looks pretty scary my friend..
You are quit creative.. This looks wonderful..

I do hope you have a wonderful trip..

Hugs, Linda

Healing Woman said...

Your Poe book is really a labor of love and turned out great. Thanks for showing in detail how you created it. My hands hurt thinking of cutting through all those pages.
Sensational!

coops said...

wow this is fantastic netty.i love the dark colours and stunning detailing and images ;D

xx coops xxx

Joni Nickrent said...

WOW! Very cool...love it! Pop Art Minis

Martina2801 said...

Beautiful work, Netty! I really love this. The images are great and the design superb!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wonderful looking! I love your Edgar Allen Poe!

Annette said...

Great and wonderful idea about the silver tape, Everyone has tons on that multi purpose stuff. Have fun and be safe.xoxox

Faye said...

Netty, your Edgar Allan Poe alteration is wonderful and creepy for sure. Old EAP lived here in Richmond for a while. There is a Poe museum downtown.

Brenda Brown said...

Great make Annette.
Enjoy your break.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible images...love that black gesso.

Jenny Blair said...

Hi Netty! I can't stop smiling at the wonderful choice of a "mills and boon" book being used in a "horror" theme :)heehee!
What a great homage to all things creepy..have a great weekend x

Violets Corner said...

This is fabulous Nettie, love it!

Enjoy your stay away.

Warm hugs
Maarit

fatmonica said...

I love this!

Andrea C said...

Well you probably guessed this Netty but I LOVE it haha looks superb, can't wait to see the back cover if you get it finished x

Terry said...

I don't know how I almost missed this on your blog, guess because I saw it at GC! Love how you framed Mr. Poe! Beautiful texture! My unopened container of black gesso was no longer liquid, which I had planned on using! Have a fun weekend!

Kim Dellow said...

Just brilliant! What a fabulously spooky make! Kim

Lynn Stevens said...

So Spooky Netty! Makes me want to break into the adams family song!
Great book ,Looking forward to seein g the rest of the story!

Hope all goes well hun, your in my prayers!
hugs Lynn

Laura said...

Great creation. Hope you have a great time away. The black gesso looks great stuff.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! This is stunning, Annette. And thank you - now I know what to do with my black gesso!

Dezinaworld said...

Oh Anette, it looks amazing, what a great idea and the black gesso looks fantastic giving pure atmosphere to the wonderful collage work you did
Have a lovely week my friend

hugs June x

Plush Possum Studio said...

Simply smashing layout! And the front cover really rocks!
I'd love to learn more on how to emboss metal tape--is a tutorial in the works?
As for the black gesso.... i have a theory one can never have enough of it to hand!
;)
Rose

Miguel de la T.P. said...

Buenos días estimada amiga, te deseo que tengas un feliz día del Pilar, fiesta Nacional.
Es un auténtico placer pasear por tus letras que son de una riqueza exquisita.
Pones corazón a los sentimientos y me siento muy afortunado por haberte encontrado en este mundo de internet.desde Jaen, España un abrazo

Rosietoes said...

Amazing project Annette. You never fail to astonish me with your creativity.
You've really hit the nail on the head with this one - it's spooky!!!

Edna x

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Miss you at PPF ~ hope you are well ~ ^_^ namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey)

rajns (carolyn) said...

Your project (perfect for this month!) has inspired me to find my black gesso and get busy!

Fuchsia said...

Love it Netty
oh and thanks for your lovely comments xxxx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Fabulous creations, very inspiring!

1CardCreator said...

This is very, very cool Annette!

CAROL said...

Wow! creepy but fabulous altered book Netty x

Cheryl said...

oh just love this hun that is one brilliant altered book,love the images and amazing detail as always hun,hope you are okay its been a while since your last post hun,do hope you are okay,hugs cherylxxxxxxxx

Jules said...

Hi Annette

What a great project .. .. I would never have thought of altering a book in this way. Great finished look!!

I hope you are having a good time away.

Love Jules xx

Electra said...

Love the black pages!