The part 2 for the Altered Book tutorial is due today and I am less than ready. Elizabeth, who is An Altered Book Lover, has been sharing a lot of info on the design principles. I will definitely be revisiting these as there is much to learn and it is incredibly fascinating.
This spread is not finished. My theme is leaves so this is a large landscape. A hand with a magnifying glass is highlighting a leaf. I am wanting to convey motion, but subtle motion. Hopefully the eye is focused on the magnifying glass which should be showing dominance but is also subtle. Then by just looking down, one sees a man who is using a team of oxen to skid tree trunks. They just enter the next page which is an opening into a courtyard. This should move the eye through the arch to circle back into the landscape which is trees that grow on open soil. And that is where the magnifying glass is positioned. A circle conveys the idea of motion. Repetition is achieved by colours and outdoor elements.
Leaves are affected by the seasons and I want a tip in page for summer.
This old musician appealed and his shoe pom poms are repeated in the roses and then again in the magazine page that features flowered wallpaper and a large dimensional pom pom flower as wall art. One great thing about posting these pages is viewing them from a different perspective. The wall paper flowered section is actually positioned behind the musician's section but that isn't what I'm a seeing here. So...
I tweaked things a bit with a colour which was to age things and it is appropriate because the musician is an old painting. But the wall paper didn't recede enough.
I drew in some leaves and repositioned the clock.
There is also a bit of contrast with the modern wall paper in the upper left and the renaissance feel to the lower right. I suppose the restrictions of time are contrary to the dreaminess.
And now it is time to look to the next lesson.