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Paper bag Art album - Nature by nighty Paper bag Art album - Nature by nighty
While ^kuschelirmel was visiting me, she checked out some of my traditional work I haven't shared on DA before and encouraged me to do so. So this is one of my altered art - paper bag books.

The book measures 5" x 5 1/2" and is created out of 3 paperbags, so there are 12 pages overall.
There are lots of details and in the hidden pockets are pullout pages with extra images . Also included are a variety of tags and bookmarks which can be removed and are usable.

I tried to use many organic pieces like dried flowers, leaves and wood to give it beautiful natural feel.

I think I have never spent this much time on a paper book before and it ended up to be my favourite altered book so far.

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The images used in the book are purchased stock images and are therefore free for use in artprojects.
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:iconevelynjanethings:
evelynjanethings Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
This is beautiful!
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:iconpauperart:
PauperArt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool ~original depth! Thanks for sharing.
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:iconilleander:
Illeander Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing!
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:icondoujinshi-ka:
Doujinshi-Ka Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Beautiful! As well as the whole idea behind it, as the way you translated it into something touchable. I'd love to have a book like that, just to browse through it everyday.

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:iconkayanya:
Kayanya Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just.stunning.
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:iconzakniteh:
zakniteh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
I love art books, and this is no exception. I have a difficult time collaging things together to make them work visually, so I am really impressed. Love the feeling it evokes. Wish I could hold it in my hands and carefully analyze it up close. =)
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:iconlyraleperformer:
lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
amazing!
question: where did you come across the B&W photos?
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:iconslawgolem:
slawgolem Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Really good and beautiful work
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:iconveeera:
veeera Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
very crative!! love it!! :D
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:iconyatu-ex:
yatu-ex Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart::heart::heart:
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:iconowocowka87:
owocowka87 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
beautiful scrapbook!!
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
amazing
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
hello!your work is featured in my latest journal:)
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:icon2dazed:
2dazed Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok, here is the article I had submitted. I went ahead & put it up on here. They're not looking for more writers at this time, but when they are, you'll get a link for it there too. I can still post it in my blog there, so I may do that anyway. --> [link]
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:icontribelle:
Tribelle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
This is so great! :D I really love this kind of art. Crafts and collage are really underrated, in my opinion. these are beautiful :)
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:iconcaffeinedrip:
caffeinedrip Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! I love collage books like this :)
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:iconthe-shadow-of-a-demo:
the-shadow-of-a-demo Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student General Artist
nice & creative!
good job ;)
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:iconsophieandooloh:
sophieandooloh Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
woow it's so beautiful! I love it :D
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:iconlawerin-chan:
Lawerin-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
amazing work!
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:iconlovelylouise:
lovelylouise Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
this has such a 'coffee shop' feel to it and you can't help but love it :D
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Wonderful piece of art!!!!
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:iconvarcolaci:
Varcolaci Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
awesome work, brilliant! really really great work :D

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:icondrwhofreak:
drwhofreak Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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:iconeat-you-alive:
eat-you-alive Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
it's brilliant
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:iconyukki-chan:
Yukki-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Student General Artist
wow thats a really amazing, inspiring piece I love it so much! makes me want to go on a paper bag hunt their so hard to find these days, too much plastic, ho hum
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:iconelkady:
ELKADY Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Good clean work
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:iconrawrers:
rawrers Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
awesome awesome awesome paper bags eh...
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:iconaces-butterfly:
Aces-Butterfly Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
I love it. It's really beautiful. Right now I'm working on an art book,but seriously... I'm speechless. Great
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:iconzerohdog:
zerohdog Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
so cool!
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:iconwhisperedpeace:
whisperedpeace Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
Beautiful! WHere do you get your images? They are so unique and historical.
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:iconlittlemissmoody:
littlemissmoody Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
that is beautiful. the composition of the whole book really is breathtaking. take a bow, take a bow.
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:iconcorvidophiliac:
corvidophiliac Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Wow. It's like.. XTREME Scrapbooking.
It really is a beautiful combination of muted colours and layer weights and textures, though.
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:iconanna-blume:
anna-blume Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
this is so nice..
what is the thing with a butterfly on the 4th?is it a bracelet?
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:icononihime:
OniHime Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
well this is absolutely beautiful!! i love it! I've been trying to do stuff like this but i just can't!
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:iconcasssita:
Casssita Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
I really love the "everything is connected" one with the ginko (I think?) leaves. Simple, but well composed :)
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:iconphorrest:
phorrest Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
these are awesome :D
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:iconfetalcryogenics:
fetalcryogenics Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
I love the detail you put into this and the style. Amazing! ^_^
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:iconsafetypinned:
safetypinned Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
this has been sitting in my messages for ages now and i never get tired of looking at it. <3 it's beautiful and i'd love to make something like it.
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:iconmiss-bubu:
Miss-BuBu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007   Photographer
l really loved it .. it's so creative ..

i love the women pic , can i ask from where did toke there pics ?
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:iconnighty:
nighty Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they came from a Dover publication I purchased on amazon :love:
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:iconblackberryjam:
blackberryjam Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
Pretty. I especially like the page with the bird over the hinged doors.
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:iconchablina:
Chablina Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
WOWWW....

i love scrapbooking so i love this...
geez you're awesome!
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:iconringator:
Ringator Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
It's Lovely
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:iconpetal-la-fleur:
Petal-la-Fleur Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like altered book stuff, I've been collecting 'stuff' to try this but haven't done so yet, any tips?
Looks like you've got a knack for it!
:flowerpot:
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:iconand1art:
and1art Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Great work!
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:iconcousin-marshmallow:
cousin-marshmallow Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
this is so beautiful.. i love making random books too but they usually get given away.. ;)
don't you just ever get the urge to leave them in a library or a bookshop?
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:iconkleineprinzessin:
kleineprinzessin Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
this is truly inspiring..and a piece of heaven for me, for an autumn-lover...:heart:
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:iconsilverdryad:
silverdryad Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
Wow, how beautiful! I love making books but never have the courage to attempt to alter one as you have. So gorgeous. :D
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:iconmelissafindley:
MelissaFindley Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yay, more altered books! There aren't enough of them, in my opinion.

I love this. I think my favorite page is the "Everything is connected" one, with the henna designs and indian feel. Very lovely.
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:iconyoureuglykbie:
youreuglykbie Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
this is going to make me cy its so beautiful. idk i just get really touched by beautiful art. and the amoint of work and love and time that went into this is breathtaking.i only wish that i could make something as beautiful. i just cant imagine what was going on in your mind while you were creating this. :tea: im going to stop lushing but im in love with this.
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