Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Under The Influence Of A Full Moon

Our Hawaii Altered Book round robin will be winding down in a few short months.  The theme for the book I had for this round is "Moonscapes."  For my spread, I made a big full moon by painting a tyvek envelope with black acrylic and then heating it with a heat gun until it began to shrink up.  The resulting texture looked like the surface of the moon.  When the tyvek cooled, I painted over the black surface with a silver colored Lumiere paint.  When I was happy with the color, I cut the tyvek into a large circle to make my full moon.

For the background, I didn't want to go with the obvious black universe because there would not be enough contrast with my tyvek moon.  I chose to use a watered down turquoise Lumiere paint.  I mounted the tyvek moon onto the background with mini brads.

I wrote up my technique on a small card which I tucked into a vellum pocket secured to the underside of the moon.  "The Full Moon Made Me Do It" caption is printed onto a sheet of vellum cut into a circle and glued to the right side of the page. 

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