March 31, 2009

Riveting Metal Book

Riveted Metal Book Back Metal books - Group 3

Metal Books - Group 2

Metal Books - Group 1

Yeah --- I have internet access again LOL

I wanted to psot pics of all the completed books from a metal book swap I hosted with an amazing Guild of altered artists. I had a vision of a fun and very eclectic compilation of metal pages -- and they did the most amazing pages ever! It took me a while to think up covers that I felt would do the interior justice.

My front covers are altered copper mesh attached to old Bingo cards and I embellished them with copper pieces that were sooted, stamped, sealed, and embossed. I just love this technique and haven't done it for a long time. It has a lot of steps, but is fun if you assembly- line it and do a bunch at once. The images turn a rich brown after they have been sooted and sealed.

The back cover is torched copper that was embossed and wrapped over a chipboard cover.

15 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

Great work on the metal book covers, Karen. This looks like a fun swap.

Joanne

marciglenn said...

Karen - these are beautiful. Great work!!

Angie in AZ said...

These are fantastic! And I"m so sorry I haven't been somewhat AWOL lately. And I realize I never answered your last e-mail. I swear I'm not trying to ignore you... my life is a bit crazy. I miss you!

jan said...

Very cool .... and you know that I am envious.

jan

Karen Owen said...

Wow! Karen, your metal book is amazing. Glad your back online. I went through that a couple of weeks ago, and I hated it.

Karen

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

these are so awesome. seriously! they are Gorgeous, karen. you did an amazing job on these. kudos, kudos!

Mar said...

these are terrific!!!
i LOVE metal...i never thought to work up pages from it...another future project...can't anyone figure out how to get ...time!
(without eliminating computer time!)

Val Foster said...

These are totally awesome Karen. I wish I knew how to do this technic. What a fantastic swap!

jackie said...

Amazing work! I could not picture these in my mind when you first described them - so glad to see your photos and I am even more impressed!! Wonderful art!!
hugs,
jackie

Kris Henderson said...

Wow, these are awesome Karen!

Angela Hoffmann said...

these are simply amazing!! Hope you got your altering boots on..since i am sending you the next dark RR book here soon..it is finished and packed..but am waiting til I have another project finished and ready to mail...the PO is a tiny hike so it makes more sense to do it all in one trip...not that we have rushed the rr anyhow..rofl~

all of your latest looks so fabulous~ am not going to leave a comment on each..i need to run...

miss you~
angela

Linda East said...

OMG Karen this metal book is fabulous...I want to make one...better yet I want yours...lol
You have inspired me AGAIN...you go girl.

Dawn said...

I will always treasure my Riveting Metal Book. Great idea, great project, and the covers and bindings are incredible.

Michelle said...

Wow! I am so jealous! These books look like a dream to behold (and hold!) You did a fantastic job on those covers, girl!

Kristi uk said...

OMG Karen.. i'm in LOVE with your work!!