27 February, 2016

ALTERED BOOK in Chantilly Cream

Hello all,
Annette here
Welcoming you to Meg’s Garden blog
I would like to share with you the altered book I created using
This paper is so elegant & lends itself to a variety of different styles

My book was made by tearing out some of pages from a reading book
‘Good Wives’ & gluing pages together to get the thickness I desired.
When dry I sprayed pages & covers with white gesso.
I cut a frame into one set of glued pages (x 3 times)

Gathering fabric, muslin, various laces, ribbons, inks, paper & other bits & pieces
the fun began... 

Front & back covers were painted with cream paint over white gesso 
& muslin was adhered 

Front cover has Chantilly lace glued onto muslin with another piece of torn muslin over
Chipboard arched gate & vines was sprayed with gesso, adding glue & sprinkling with glitter, cream ribbon to tie was adhered behind gateway,
Metal butterfly was covered with gold paint & rubbed to shine
and  velvet flowers added
 glue inside fly sheet to cover muslin covering .. 

Page 1

Inked edges in combination of gold& khaki ink
Tore calico to cover page, added all papers, trims, gold glitter, flower & gold twisted thread.

  Page 2 

Covered frame in crumpled tissue, spread crackle paste when dry rubbed with gold metallic to highlight crackle. Ink edges.
On page behind added paper & muslin,
Glued pages together added photo into frame, trimmed with laces, ribbons, brads flowers & twisted gold thread.


Covered page in embroidered organza,
Add papers, ephemera, pearl trim,metal flower, dodo vine& velvet flower
Gold glitter on edge of printed page to finish


Cover around frame with calico, glue paper to page behind centring the frame
Glue these pages together,



Covered page in Chantilly lace fussy cut butterfly & small roses, added metal flower, pearl brad, velvet flower & pearl trim 
Calico frame trimmed with fussy cut ephemera lace metal trim & velvet flower with seam binding ..
glue all pages to back cover .
Ta da .. all done

Scroll through the blog & ooh & aah over the gorgeous work created by the 
You can’t help but be inspired
Visit the MEG’S GARDEN store to find the beautiful product

Happy scrapping
Hugz Annette xx


  1. Wow this is so gorgeous, love your used techniques!!

  2. WOW Annette ... this book is a visual feast, simply delicious! :) The techniques you used were really clever, thanks for sharing your beautiful project with us xo

  3. Every page is an art project in and of itself! Talk about shabby chic yumminess!

  4. A stunning book Annette!! Amazing textures on every page and so beautifully embellished!! Simply amazing work!! xx