Get Messy |Season of Words | Week One

The new season for the Get Messy Art Journal Project has finally arrived – the Season of Words. How exciting. And the main goal – to use an altered book! This has been a project I’ve been considering since early this year so how timely and wonderful.

I actually started one in January and made a couple of pages using quotes. They were fun to make but boy did I struggle with destroying a book. Especially an old book – an Enid Blyton book even. You can see my first pages here and here.

My first task in preparing for the season was to make a cover and prepare some pages. So I set about ‘thinning’ my book and prettying up the cover.

Get Messy | Altered Book
Get Messy | Altered Book

I even painted the edges of the pages with gold gouache- how divine.

Get Messy | Altered Book

And after all that preparation – I’m having doubts if this book is the ‘right’ book. So I hit the thrift shops yesterday and found another.

Get Messy | Altered Book
Get Messy | Altered Book

I am so torn about which one to use – please help me. Which one is your favourite? Maybe I should just wait for the first prompts and the answer will become clear.

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