Take an old dictionary and art it up. This challenge is hosted by The Craft Barn
I was hesitant about altering a dictionary, but then got to thinking how there are about 5 dictionaries here...most not being used any more. I found this old one that I think looks interesting before even opening it.
What good are they getting dusty on the shelf? I decided to put on my brave girl panties and give it a new life.
First I did a little Internet search to find out if it had any real value being dated 1935.
None to speak of, so, here goes!
The first letter we are beginning with is V. I chose the word "validate". I so wish I were the artistic drawing type...but I'm not at all.
You're now about to see what I am not good at...
So, my first effort at this is a big ole fail! Not at all what I really want for this project. But I'm showing it anyway. You should see some of the gorgeous art work being done for this project...Then you'd know why I consider my attempt such a fail.
I want more to work "with" the dictionary rather than block out entire pages, so I need to move to plan B. We'll see how it goes as we get more letter choices to work with.
Later I'll dress up this same page by choosing another V word to play with in hopes of turning the page into some kind of semblance to something arty. I hope that will help!
I couldn't believe I actually marked up a dictionary, but there it is!