Creating a Niche in an altered book is easy! Just follow the steps in the video below to create the niche. Then, finish of the 2 page spread with the theme of your book and be sure to put something in the niche!
For the final interior altered book assignment, you will create a niche. You will still need to include some mixed media visual journaling techniques that go with your theme. Below are some fun examples:
Choice #1: Famous Painting Re-Imagined
Do some searching for famous images from the world of art history-- any time period from ancient to modern. Find one that you can manipulate and re-imagine to fit with the theme of your book. Be sure to include visual journaling techniques.
Choice #2: Gelli-print Stencil
Follow the steps in this link to create a stencil that fits the theme of your book and use that as the main subject in gel-printmaking.
To keep us on track with our altered books, I'd thought I'd create a summery of what we have begun thus-far for our altered book pages! (remember, each 2-page spread can/should include visual journaling techniques AND be focused around a theme that you are developing for your book.
spread #1: Collage Papers & visual journaling techniques
We started off the semester by collaging different materials and textured papers and then drawing or painting on top in the style of your theme.
Spread #2: Include a Quote & visual journaling techniques Or a found Word Poem with Visual Journaling
For this 2 page spread, you need to include a quote, stick with your theme and add some mixed media layers with visual journaling techniques.
Spread #3: famous painting/ artwork & Visual Journaling techniques Or Gelli print with stencils
For this 2 page spread, you need to include your take on a famous artist painting or masterwork. Try to ensure that it goes with your theme of your overall book.
Spread #4: Pocket & Visual Journaling techniques
For this 2-page spread, you will continue to stick with your theme, but include some sort of pocket (and something to put inside the pocket!). Also, include visual journaling techniques.
Spread #5: add a border & visual journal layering techniques