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The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

I am anxiously waiting to see the new movie taken from Poe's poem "The Raven."  Poe has been an author whose works I have enjoyed for a long time and as I sit and wait to see it, I found that Altered Pages carries the amazing Poe Collage Sheet.  I just had to do my own project in honor of Poe, the poem and the new movie so I chose this great canvas book and the collage sheet from Altered Pages and started creating.  It is still my masterpiece in the works as I've been changing and rearranging what I want to do, but I was excited to share one of my favorite pages of the book with you so I decided not to wait. 

Don't you just love the bird?  It's actually the gold bird from the German Scrap Embellishments Butterflies and Birds that Altered Pages sells.  I painted it black and then used the new Terri Sproul Mixers to fill in the eye to give it the infamous creepy look that Poe loved.  For the checkered background, I simply pressed the Maya Road Ink Cube in Dark Brown onto the canvas book page.  I used the Sepia Paris Trunk Ink to ink around the edges of the paper that I had copied,"The Raven" on to give it an old look. 

Be sure to keep checking back for additional pictures of how my book is coming along!  I'd love for you to see it.  While you are waiting be sure to check out all of the fun things that Altered Pages sells.  You can create your own altered book or come up with all new ideas for your own projects just by looking through everything on the site.  Be sure to check out the kits.  They are so much fun to make if you don't have time to come up with your own ideas or you are just starting out. 


  1. so Wonderful, I do love that POE!!!

  2. very cool that you painted the bird. interesting technique.

  3. That bird's eye is creepy. Well done.I've never thought to use an ink cube to make a checkerboard background. Duh!


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