|Final Round Submission – Layout – “Remember”|
My next project involved altered record album covers.
I used two album covers which I taped together with heavy black tape. I painted the covers black to match my papers. I added Prima crystals and flowers, feathers and Graphic 45 metal flowers.
I really wanted my altered project to have meaning. I connect to these papers on a personal level and I wanted that to show in my work. I decided to pay tribute to the great Billie Holiday. Although she had a tumultuous life, that did not stop her from becoming one of the greatest jazz voices of all time.
I wanted to showcase her true beauty and vulnerability so I searched for photos of her that have rarely been seen.
The Maya Road sentiments were the perfect addition for this album. Billie’s real name was the same as my aunt, Eleanora Fagan, what a coincidence! While I was reading her history, I knew this project was meant to be! I decided to use “E is for elegant” to represent her real first name and “B is for beautiful” to represent her stage name.
On the right side of the album, I share a bit of her history and showcase a few of her album covers. I used my stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop to create decorative pockets to hold my layouts.
The record album covers hold two 12x12 pages which are also double sided layouts. To ensure that each page would fit into the covers, I had to be careful when applying 3-D embellishments and heavy florals. Each page has a decorative tassel with a music note attached. The tassel allows you to easily pull the page from the album.