Friday 26 July 2013

Sorry Peter Rabbit... but It had to be done!

I went out on the hunt yesterday for alterable items, after the 5th charity shop I was about to give up when I remembered a lady on a recent workshop showed me a children's book that she had altered using various card-stocks and embellishments... Bingo! the charity shop was full of these thick card books so I picked three, two of which were finger puppet books.

First job was the decapitation of Peter.... Sorry Peter.

This picture was taken moments before it all happened,  I will spare you the awful gory details :)

After a little work...

An eye now resides where Peter once did,  surrounded by a housing from a divers watch, rusted up of coarse...

This was great fun to do and the book held up fantastically to all the Decoart mediums and paint washes, there are still 7 more pages to go!
This is definitely going to be my kind of journalling at 50p per book.

Page 1 can be found here Time waits for no one

Thanks for reading,



  1. Oh no, your granddaughter would of love this book, you big meanie! Having said that, your maker over is brilliant!(the book not you)Although I am sure you look stunning in that little pink tutu you were talking about buying! Running and hiding behind the sofa now!

  2. Fabulous, though the decapitated rabbit head was a bit disconcerting.

  3. Hope it was quick and painless ! and you gave him a decent burial super transformation !
    Von ☺

  4. Kill da Wabbit, Kill da Wabbit. Love the spine of the book. and the eye

  5. Amazing work...Beautiful texture... x x

  6. LOL, mark! :D

    I am sure Peter Rabbit will start his new career as a finger puppet from now on and - WOW, that book looks awesome! A stunning make with brilliant colours and texture!!! LOVE it!

    Claudia x

  7. How interesting Andy that I see your great post first thing this morning as I had a very similar book - though no decapitations or disembowelling will be required in my hot little hands last night. It is currently sitting on my desk waiting for "Whatif" to shake me !

    I totally love what you do! As I am clearing the calendar a wee bit over the next while and I have been threatening myself to do one of your online classes - unless you do flying personal visits to Oz I just might be treating myself!
    Totally love what you do and this is a big shout out as I don't comment often enough - lurcher rather than lurker!

  8. the rabbit got it at last hahahaha!!!! I think I shall be calling you Mr McGregor from now on :D Saying all that I really like what you have done here Andy. Oh and...whats this about a tutu????? ou are not wanting me to paint your nails again are you??? haha xxx

  9. Fantastic, it looks much better! :)

  10. Fab idea. How about doing a comp to see who can come up with the best book??!!

  11. GREAT book cover, Andy! The diver's watch piece looks like a porthole for the red eye. Like what appears to be "stitching" above and below the eye. It's kinda Frankenstein-ish. Hee! :D

  12. Oh No! I hope you will do something cute and fluffy for your GD! Great use of those Art Deco paints etc, look forward to seeing the rest of the book! Chris


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