29 June 2010

Reusing old books - Réutilisation de vieux livres

Last week, I saw a tutorial on how to make upcycled art with old books. It was simple to do and I loved the overall effect. So I tried one and this 5x7 piecet. The artist who put together this tutorial has embarked on a year long challenge of creating a new piece of art every day. Click over to her site to see the gorgeous art she has created so far. I absolutely love her style. And I'm inspired to use my canvas boards again!

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La semaine dernière, j'ai vu un tutoriel pour faire de l'art ''upcycle'' avec de vieux livres. C'était si simple à faire et j'aime l'effet général. Alors je m'y suis mis et ai fait cette pièce de 12,75cm x 17,75cm. L'artiste qui a créé ce tutoriel s'est embarquée dans un défi d'un an pour créer une nouvelle oeuvre d'art par jour. Allez visiter son site pour voir les superbes oeuvres qu'elle a créés jusqu'à présent. J'aime vraiment son style. Et je suis inspirée de me servir de mes planches-canvas à nouveau.

4 comments:

Laura said...

This is VERY cool, Sophie! I checked out the tutorial and want to give the technique a try. I really like her work, too. I became a Facebook fan of her.

Janet said...

I like your painting! Thanks for the links....they both look great. I'm going to try that technique as I have all kinds of old books that aren't any good.

jgr said...

Your book is wonderful and I really love your grid page, so much interesting detail and rich color! Thank you for your comment on my blog, I'm behind on my blogging for the week . . . too busy being obsessed with the grids, I guess, lol

artproject2010 said...

Je l'aime, c'est tres jolie, Sophie! I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed this technique, and best of luck to Laura and Janet! Thank you, Sophie, for sharing my blog with your readers. I will be publishing more mixed media techniques on instructables soon. :) Merci encore!

-Marianne