This is an altered book (AB) about MONEY. It was one of my most ambitious altered books and took me over a year to create. It is also one of the most enjoyed altered books by people who have seen my ABs. It has been handled a lot and scanned at least three times. The second time I scanned it, I lost my computer and had no backup. That will never happen again. I had the AB posted on AlteredBookLover, but when I ran out of room a few years ago, I deleted all the photos and the descriptions. I will never do that again, because once the photos are gone, they are gone from all blogs they are posted on that are associated with the same e-mail address.
You can see I have used a different account I created just to show this and my TIME AB, which some of you may already have seen. Bleubeard and I are still around, though. We appreciate that you have stopped by.
I'm not sure how this is going to work, because I have never disabled "comments" before. However, for continuity, the comments will only be shown at the very end of the AB. So I ask that you hold your comments until you have seen the entire book.
For those of you who don't like using magazine images in your ABs, you will probably be disappointed. Also, all the embellishments were created using whatever I had on hand, including several foreign coins.
I know some of you believe I have a lot of toys (tools and supplies), but that is simply not the case. I want to clear up that misconception. My craft budget is sorely limited to what I can find at my Household Hazardous Waste Swap and Shop, at my favorite thrift store, in my neighbor's dumpster, or on the clearance table at Michael's. I have been known to buy a few new items, though. When I must buy something, I reach for coupons and never pay full price for anything.
Now let's take a look at my MONEY AB.
As some of you may have read when I showed this on WOYWW one Wednesday, this AB was covered with a very stretchy and unruly tee shirt. It seems the polymer clay piece I made for the front of the AB has broken, although it is still intact in this photo.
You can see I altered this book between 2006 and 2007. This is the inside front cover.
back to back. You can see where I pieced the two images together as shown to the right of the larger foot. The sentiment was printed on my hmp. A tape transfer was used to make the spread on the right. I added sticker letters for the sentiment, along with some letters I stamped on some of my hmp. Paint was splashed on the background.
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