I've completed another project with the fabulous collage sheets from Altered Pages. (You can purchase my most recent kits of postcards and plaques in the kits section of the site.)
I designed these items for one of the bigger monthly kits. It's a little different from what I normally create but I've been inspired by the wonderful book related sheets she sells. Jane Austen Paper Dolls, Edgar Allen Poe, Antique Book Covers, & a few other sheets that will be out when the kit is released.
Update: Kit can be found HERE.
This is a combo fabric and paper book, made of woven fabric, vintage sheet music, book pages, graph paper and more. I sewed, drew with pastels, colored pencils and gel pens. Sharpies also appeared. I painted, glittered, sewed on fabric strips, paper, lace & ric rac and also handsewed little beads. I wrote in my own handwriting, not sure if I like that part but it adds to the character. It's by no means perfect in design or even shape but I like it.
This piece is all paper. I used notebook paper graph, receipt and book pages. The cover is made with inks, paper and oil pastels. It's a great little book for keeping track of the books you read during the year.
The bookmark uses an image of Edgar Allan Poe, with a stamped crow/raven on his head. Alluding to his 'The Raven' poem where the bird says 'Nevermore!' many times.
The wood pieces I started with the idea of bookends although they're a bit light, so we'll call them fancy paperweights. lol I stole 2 blocks from my dd's toybox and painted, inked & covered the sides in old book pages. I collaged panels for the fronts and added vintage lace to the sides. I have a friend I plan to give them to.
Finally, here's a set of simple cards. I purposely left sentiments off so I can put whatever I want on it when I want to use them. Or if I give them away, the recipient can choose.
I have a few more items in mind to make but we'll see what materializes. The ideas just keep rolling in with these collage sheets!