Monday, November 9, 2009

Here's what's packed

Here is what I finally decided to take to India for my altered b00k project. The thing I always find scary when I start to look for items for a new project is that I had all of this stuff in my stash.

I love to shop the clearance tables and can't resist any sort of paint product. This photo shows 3 Delta Dabbers that I got for $1 each at Big Lots. 4 Liquid Appliques that I got at Joannes for 50 cents each. The multicolor glitter pack was $1.99 at Tuesday Morning. All of the Golden products were free from a product demo. For the watercolor crayons and colored pencils, I used 40% off coupons at Joannes. Hmmm, would you call me thrifty, a great shopper or just cheap????

I will also take some brushes, scissors and a Styrofoam tray for a pallet. I totally decided to nix the magazines and fabric scrapes based on suggestions from the previous post and try to use local objects that I find there.

Here are a couple of pages I painted to test out what I am taking. These are just backgrounds and I will collage on top of them. I will try to post my progress over the next couple of weeks so stop back to see the results.

Truthfully I am not looking forward to this trip but in this economy it is
hard to turn down the work. It will take 22 hours or get there and I will be gone for 12 days. Hopefully this project will keep me busy all of those nights in the hotel.


yvonne said...

Just have a fun and safe trip. Can't wait to hear all about it! Also to see your altered book when you finish it. I've always wanted to do one, but really didn't know how to get started.

Vicki W said...

I hope the trip is productive and I look forward to seeing what you create! Thanks for leaving is with such a great theme to start our challenge!

Vivien said...

Have a great and safe trip. Can't wait to see some of the pics you take. I'll bet they'll be fabulous!

Frances Arnold said...

When I was in Bangalore, I bought some very interesting fabrics. Many were not great quality, but I loved the colors and sparkles that I found. The only problem is that the shopkeepers wanted to sell me 6 meters (to make a Sari),and I had to keep reinforcing that I only wanted ONE!! Have a great trip!!

Deborah said...

Hope you have a great trip!