Last week we had our monthly altered book round robin exchange. The theme of the book that I had to work in for March was "The Outrageous Theater of Life" or "The Outrageous Life of Theater", depending on which direction you read the title.
The bit of text on the left side says, " All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream", a quote from Edgar Allen Poe.
I used an image from The Graphics Fairy, a steampunkerish woman with goggles, and added some collage sheet elements. The bottom panel of Caribbean women with gourd drums is from a box of tea.
The white dots on the top and bottom of the pages are from a bottle of "Americana Writer", an acrylic dimensional writer from DecoArt. I am loving that product -- as it's pretty easy to control and seems so much better than any white pens I have found.
I did some swirls with pencil, accented with some white charcoal, and lightly wrote the Poe saying around and across the pages with pencil.