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Pirate Ship Book Alteration by wetcanvas Pirate Ship Book Alteration by wetcanvas
A pirate ship is fighting the stormy seas and exploding out of the pages! "Kidnapped" by Robert Louise Stevenson was fist published in 1886. The volume altered in this piece is later, around the 1950's. The rough waves are sculpted from the books pages, while the ship (constructed from another book due to the fragility of the "Kidnapped" book's pages) cuts through the pages, making waves of it's own.

This all started with my husband saying, "I'm not sure if you can..." Really, now? Never tell me I can't make something. So, I was up until two last night making this. And guess who got to stay up and help me...

This version is sold, but I do currently have a remake: [link]. My shop: [link]
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Given 2012-06-02
Pirate Ship Book Alteration by ~wetcanvas Talk about a book coming to life! ( Suggested by NanisKa and Featured by UnicornReality )
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serel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the dynamics you created here.
You have been featured here: Themed Feature - Paperart
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Wolf-Armor Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Incredible
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Oracle250 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
WHAT DID YOU DO TO THAT POOR THING!!!!!!!!! O_O
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JPGProduction Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit thats awesome
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AJ-Culpepper Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Fantastic creativity. Really captures the whole point of books - imagination :D
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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AJ-Culpepper Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
You're very welcome :)
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Azael047 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Didn't know such a thing is possible!^^
Awesome!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Any way you could give instructions for this? XD It's awesome!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I do teach demos, but typing it out is hard.  Think of it like drawing - break everything own to basic shapes, create the shapes, and build it back together.
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LegendofVelotron Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
You should do a few video demonstrations and put it up on youtube! Hey, you have any dragons yet? XD
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theheek Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
awsomeness
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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theheek Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
u are welcome
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Reddsquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D +fav 
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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M0uthyMerc Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm always torn (sorry about the pun) between admiration and sadness when i see this form of art. On one hand you destroyed a book :sadtard:but, you also turned that book into a cool piece of art :admire:.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know what you mean.  If it makes you feel any better, I try to only use books that are headed for the trash cans.  I get them at yard sales, second hand stores, even a garbage can once or twice.  Just a more artistic form of recycling :)
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M0uthyMerc Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Actually that does mack me feel better! :smile: 
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good, I'm glad!  
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Trunks-Z Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! we would like to use your image in our facebook page. We have your permission? www.facebook.com/rdeditores?re…
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure!  Thank you for asking! 
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
MAGNIFIQUE !!!!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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L-A-Addams-Art Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
really nice !
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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NardaB Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
That's just stunning work! And I bet you could have some sort of sponsorship-type support from, say a local boat/yacht club; the local chapter of the Templars or there's bound to be a chivalry group who dress up for special meeting or weddings- you prolly know what I mean. Anyways, brilliant work, thank you for sharing your talents with the world. 
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I haven't thought of that.  I'll have to look into it.  Than you for the advice!
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descaiger Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
....dios mio lo que le haveis echo al libro .__.
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Photo-Phanttom Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:o that poor book... but killer image btw! thats amazingly creative
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SmartcookieX Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHH-EMMM-GEEE
THIS IS SO SUPER, FANTASTICALLY ASKIYUBDBE EPIC!!!!!!!!!
Right now I'm thinking... "Is this seriously possible!?" 
Emoji32
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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SmartcookieX Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heehee, you're very welcome! :happybounce:
 
SOOO in awe with your talent~ XD
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zobook Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

This is two things:


A) freaking amazing.

B) Inspiring as hell (a.k.a. i want to make one myself)


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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  Go for it!  Let me know how it turns out! 
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wingedbooks Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Awesome!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 

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voskanian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the best way to use a book XDDDD
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Thinmint1812 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Two of my favorite things, reading and pirate ships! Very creative
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you! 
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Thayes18 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I like it I like it! (Barney Rumble voice)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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Lady-Smiley Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I love books. I love pirates. Both are just amazing !! :dance:
Very very (very?) great job !! ^^

:music: Lalalala... :+fav: lalalala... :music:
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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ChristopherReality Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, just come across this. So wonderful, beautifully done.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Pure epicness.
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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