Hello! I am working fast and furious to get this project going. I can hardly wait to see it transform before my eyes.
O.K. I varnished and painted the door with two coats of black and brown paint. Started painting the cover of the book, don’t know if I like it painted black or if I will cover it with paper.
Painted Door for cover of The Raven Project
Oh my goodness! I happened to see a segment on DIY about using a dollhouse door on the cover of the an altered book that really opens and closes!
I searched hard for a dollhouse door that was just the right thing for a Halloween/Edgar Allen Poe themed altered book. I chose the poem, “The Raven” and thought the dollhouse door would be perfect!
Find the right book with the right dimensions for the door and has the right look, feel and possibilities for the theme of “The Raven”. Found! A dictionary that is sturdy and will hold up well to my collage, mixed media etc. Plus I love the finger tabs on the right and the possibility of highlighting words in the dictionary that go along with the poem.
Varnish the door so that the stain will not soak into the wood. Done that!
I hope to document the progress of this project from beginning to end.
The Raven Project