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Treasure Island Book Alteration by wetcanvas Treasure Island Book Alteration by wetcanvas
Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins come to life in this alteration. The schooner, Hispaniola, waits in the waters as the pirates take to shore to uncover hidden treasure. The book altered is a Reader's Digest Condensed Collection from the 1960's, while the story depicted in the alteration is "Treasure Island" by Robert Louise Stevenson, first published on May 23, 1883.

Currently for sale at Dancing Tree Creations, Boyertown, PA [link]
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:iconnosyarg-kcid:
Nosyarg-Kcid Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
This is very beautiful. However I can't keep from being appalled that someone would treat a book like that.
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Mythraill Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Artist
btw u ruined a book :D
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GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this book, and I love this!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again!
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. Thank you!
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:iconsuperhobbit:
Superhobbit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I am astonished!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconva2012:
Va2012 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Great - could not find at dancing tree !
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Via link or actual store? I'm not sure they sell online, I know they don't have everything they have inside the shop online. I'm sure if you called them I'm sure they'd try to work something out with you. Thank you for your interest :)
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is genious! Well done!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontheirishangel:
TheIrishAngel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this book and this is awesome! The waves made out of paper are awesome!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love doing waves like that, they're fun to do and really add something to the piece!
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:icontheirishangel:
TheIrishAngel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's cool how they were made out of paper from a book! It looks awesome!
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DelightfullyFreaky Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! That is cool! I love the waves on one of the pages! Whenever art is made from pieces of old books, I adore it! I just love seeing all the writing on it!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I agree, the text adds a lot to the overall look. I'm glad you like it!
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:icontheartisticnerd:
theartisticnerd Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is AWESOME!!!! :D LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icontheartisticnerd:
theartisticnerd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome!!! :)
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:iconlittlezoefje:
LittleZoefje Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012   Writer
This is amazing! I love it! :)
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ThornyEnglishRose Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This artwork has been featured in this article: [link]
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! Thank you!
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lady-escargot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh my heavens! This is beautiful! <3

"Treasure Island" continues to endure as my favorite novel since I first read it in elementary school.

:)
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad that someone who loves the novel can also love the sculpture! I get a lot of messages from people angry that I cut up their favorite book. It's nice to get some positive feedback from book lovers!
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ICanFeelTheEarthTurn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful work, brilliant. Always wanted to try something like this, but I don't usually have the time or patience. Love it, really sows the love and brilliance of the classic, which is a wonderful book. Spectacular!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so gad you like it! They aren't all that time consuming, though I admit they've caused some late nights!
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:iconmonte45:
monte45 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Fantastic
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondawnblossom:
DawnBlossom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That is absolutely amazing! I love your work!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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BuckleyTypographics Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love these. Have you considered a black velvet sweep to contrast with the light colored foreground more?
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, we were just talking about that the other day. I'm going to have to get my hands on a darker cloth and rephotograph them. I think a lot of the detail gets lost with white background. Thanks for the suggestion!
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BuckleyTypographics Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem. Your work is really imaginative and fun. Keep up the good work.
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BuckleyTypographics Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Or deep dark blue?
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:iconwinonakrohn:
winonakrohn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool!
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:iconwetcanvas:
wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Neon-Ninja-Gumi-Bear Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist
omg! I love this book!
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wetcanvas Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorites too :)
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