Altered art is a very popular form of mixed media art. Most of the time is to make one thing into another but … what if you want to alter something you have and maintain its purpose? Tonya Trantham alters a cover one of her pocket Bibles to give it a new, refreshed look and make it more friendly to the eye than its original red cover.
‘Have you ever received or have something laying around the house that wasn’t a color that you were crazy about? Well, I have several of these little Bibles laying around the house from when my son and step-daughters were in school. Some in bright red and some in camouflage…not colors that I want to be toting around…’ – shares her motivation behind the project Tonya.
Tonya used the following:
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in Aqua
Tattered Angels Plain Jane Simply Sheer Soft Peach
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Bronze, Wedding Pink, Bahama Blue
7 Gypsies: Architextures 8″x8″ Paper Pad
7 Gypsies: Mixed Media Origins- Wings
Canvas Corp: Garden Sayings on Ivory Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry Glue
Button, Flat Back Pearl, Stickles
Paint Brush, Scissors, Paper Cutter
Flower Punch, Leaves Punch
I decided I would try the High Impact Paint in Aqua and change up this little red Bible into something more my style. High Impact Paint covers practically any type of surface which is perfect for what I have in mind.
After making sure the cover was clean, I painted the cover and the inside edges.
It took several coats of paint before it was completely covered.
I fussy cut two frames from the Architextures 8″x8″ Paper Pad and adhered to the cover.
I added Stickles to the larger frame and fussy cut the butterfly image from the Mix Media Origins – Wings. I sprayed a palette with the following Tattered Angels Mists: Soft Peach, Bronze, Wedding Pink and Bahama Blue, added a little water to each color and painted onto the butterfly. Once dry, I adhered on top of the frame, cut the “Nurture Your Soul” verbiage from the Garden Sayings on Ivory Cardstock and added. I finished off the cover with punched flowers and leaves from the Architextures 8″x8″ Paper Pad.
Since the inside cover had been scribbled on, I covered it with paper from the same collection.
Isn’t it a beautiful way of altering a Bible cover? Stylish and delicate, just as it should be.
Have a great day!