My altered book
November 21, 2006
My altered book for the round robin swap has to leave the nest (ha, ha) on Monday, so I sat down tonight to work on it. I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I had! A few days ago I saw MemrieMare’s gorgeous doll, and decided I want my book to be on envelopes too. Then I saw Ali Edward’s fantastic Thanksgiving book – although it doesn’t say anything about envelopes, they look like envelopes! – and I knew my book would be all envelopes. The next thing that came into my mind was “rustic”. I love that word, and I love the look, so why not? I was so fascinated by using the envelopes, that I decided I *must* use them not only as my pages, but also to fill them up. So I collaged my cover page, and filled 9 envelopes (we’re 10, I don’t get any surprises from me) with tiny surprises, ephemera, basically, and held everything together with a clip. This way each participant gets a small gift – isn’t that fun?! When I get my book back, I’ll bind it using a stick – I just LOVE the look of it – well, rustic…
So here are my surprise baggies:
And my book- you can see how fat it is, because the envelopes are filled in:
The stamped letters aren’t perfect, but art isn’t about perfection, right?
I had so much fun doing this, and now I’m just crossing my fingers that it comes back home in a few months, safe and sound and full of creativity and art.