Friday, April 06, 2007

"Layers" An Adventure in Colors for Altered Books



These are a few of my samples for the "Layers" An Adventure in Color for Altered Books class, that will be taught at
Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, Massachusetts April 20, 21 & 22
This class was developed as a result of using everything that was laying out on my worktable that day.
Needless to say I was very happy with the colorful results!!!
The spread above, was featured in issue number 2 of Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine as a workshop article.
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More techniques learned, dyed & distressed pages, using Dorland's Wax, shimmer & sparkle & gel medium fun!!!







On these pages we have encased an autumn leaf and created a hand ripped cutout shown under the tree.


This is one of the techniques also taught, hand ripped and paper layered pockets.

30 Comments:

At 1:24 PM, Blogger Julie H said...

These are all amazing, I particularly like the child in the tree. I have your book and am amazed at the variety of background ideas - now I find more here! You are one talented lady.

It would be a delight to be in one of your classes.

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger Abby Creek Art said...

Beautiful pages, Bernie. I would love to take your workshop when you come to the Artist's Nook in Fort Collins!

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Judy said...

Gorgeous Bernie, I remember reading that article in CPS. The pages are stunning.
keep well. When are you coming down here to teach???

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous work Bernie and I love the cards in the previous post. I've just received your book from Amazon and can't wait to try some of your techniques. It's a fantastic book, thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Auntie Mim said...

Bernie - after today's class "Burnt and Bound" I am learning to think in layers. I wish I had signed up for class tomorrow also for "Layers" - I'll just have to wait for the tutorial in the next book. It is about 2:00 am and as I expected, I am staying up and trying to finish the 5x7's and the ATC sizes wraps. What fun!
Thanks again, Miriam

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Karen Cole said...

Have been checking out your "Place to Bark" for some time now and bought a copy of your book when it first came out.

Your blog is beautiful. I love the torn pocket page. The colors in the previous posts ATCs are amazing. I look forward to seeing more .

 
At 7:35 AM, Blogger Mary Timme said...

So this is the amazing Bernie Berlin! Also of a Place to Bark! Glad to have found you. You're coming to Ft. Collins?

 
At 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. My name is Lara Berch. I have just launched a new website with step by step art tutorials. I was wondering if it's possible to exchange links with you. http://www.laraberch.com
Thank you very much for your time.
Sincerely
Lara

 
At 1:50 PM, Blogger Fiona said...

HI Bernie
thought you might like to know that we've reviewed your fabby book over at www.altered pencillines.com as our Inspired by Wednesday. It starts off slightly tongue in checck.....

 
At 8:47 AM, Blogger Digital Princess said...

Bernie, thank you for the inspiration! I love your work and it has compelled me to step out of my box! LOL I do hope you will not mind me adding your blog to mine. I think more people need to see what an incredible artist you are!
Hugs,
Alanna
www.digitalprincessdesigns.blogspot.com/

 
At 6:53 AM, Blogger Margot Potter said...

Bernie

You make such amazing art! It's so vibrant and beautiful. I'm so glad you stopped by. That was so funny standing in line at CHA last year...I'm sure you thought me a bit of a lunatic.

Yes, I'll be at CHA! I'd love to see you, let me know if you're going.

Best,
Margot

 
At 2:49 PM, Anonymous tglom (Manja) said...

My deepest compliments, Bernie - you are such a great artist and I love the art work you do. So it's always a pleasure to have a look on your page(s). Your ATC book was the first creative book I bought - very inspiring. I also love your dedication for animals, I have 2 cats and my friend a dog. All the best from Manja

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Judy K said...

These are great! I hope to take a class next time you are in Topsfield! How can I be in a mailing list or do you have any dates?
Thank you for visiting one of my blogs and leaving such incouraging compliments. I hope you visit my updated one sometime. http://jmkoriginals.typepad.com/

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Debra Kay said...

Gorgeous and inspiring-I wish we had classes like that around here (oklahoma city).

 
At 5:43 AM, Blogger Leonie said...

After purchasing your book and being thrilled my your creations I had to find your blog, creative and animal resuce alike (both are close to my heart).

I love your work, arty and hairy (the animals that it is!). I was passed a blog Pico award, and had to award this to you as you are an inspiration.

If you have time please visit my blog to pick it up!

http://leoniepujol.blogspot.com


Leonie
xxxx

 
At 1:59 AM, Blogger Mrs_Tiggy said...

Wow Bernie there are amazing. I'm about to start an altered book class, so these are very inspiring. I've also recently purchased your ATC workshop book and am really enjoying it. This is the first one I've attempted from techniques in your book. Will definitely be bookmarking this site.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger purplepaint said...

Bernie - It's so good to see some more of your work! These are beautiful and may get me back to altering books! I took your ATC workshop on the Yahoo group and loved it! Wish you could come out to Colorado and do a workshop!

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Manja said...

i love the variety of this pages, the colors and the combination... wonderful collages

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Agnes the Red said...

These pages are wonderful and so inspiring and amazing variety....gonna have to try altering a book again. Thankyou for sharing this. Ange.

 
At 6:36 AM, Blogger Traci at PartiCraft said...

OOOOOh so pretty - I love them. Your book has now come thorugh! It is fab congratulations

Traci x

 
At 5:00 AM, Blogger Flor Larios Art said...

Great book. I love the baby butterfly and the heart. I found you thru Suzi Blu, I took her class also.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Becci said...

Do you still do art? Maybe you post at another blog?

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger prettylicious said...

I love the colors you use, very beautiful!

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Martina2801 said...

Your art is fantastic! What a wonderful Blog you have! I do enjoy seeing your artwork.

 
At 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Chaotic Beauty said...

How beautiful!! I am getting ready to start my first altered book.. Im a bit excited about it!

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Heavens2Betsy said...

All beautiful pieces. They both stand alone and work well together. I love your work.

 
At 7:13 AM, Anonymous debbiek said...

Oh Bernie this book is just beautiful! Would love to take one of your classes sometime:)

 
At 8:49 PM, Anonymous Marathon 10k said...

Nice post! It's influential and inspiring. It's really catchy that any reader can get determined to read the whole post until the end. Keep it up!

 
At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Shelley Whiting said...

I love the layers of marks, color and textures. The colors are bright and vibrant and seem to glow. Also the journals are very loose and expressive. Wonderful and stunning work.

 

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