Though work on the altered magazine has stalled, it has not come to a complete halt. In fact, part of the process of this piece involves letting it alone for awhile so I can think about what I've accomplished and decide if it changes or stays. This is different than working in a blank sketchbook or journal because there's "stuff" already on the page. The choice is whether to cover the "already stuff" or leave it alone to integrate with "other stuff" as the layers of the collage progress.
I began this project in order to investigate many collage techniques and have them bound together in one piece. In the months that I've been adding to the altered magazine, I have tried and re-tried techniques and the result has been that there are many layers to the pages adding to the overall texture and visual impact.
Even though this one isn't quite finished, I already plan to start another.