I joined up for this project that looks like it is going to be alot of fun. Have you ever heard of Altered Books? You take a regular book and do art projects within the pages - paint, glue, cut, stencil, stamp whatever. A project was started on the ebay vintage clothing board for an altered book project about vintage clothing, so I signed up too. There are 13 people in the group, each person chooses the theme for their own book. You do a few pages in your book, then send your book to the next person on the mailing list, and then you receive someone else's book, and you decorate a few pages in their book using their theme. Then you mail that book to the next person, and you receive another book to do. Get it? 1 month is given for each book to allow time to work on it and to mail it to the next person. So the project will take a year to do, until you finally get your book back, after it has been worked on by everyone in the group.
My theme is 'Lingerie & Summer wear from the 1920-40s'
Here are a few photos - First is the inner cover. I used an old orderform from a Bellas Hess catalog for each person to sign in. It's hard to see the dimensions of the book in a flat photo, but I also used part of a hanky, black ribbon, a silk flower and some lace and rhinestone appliques from a long disintegrated 1920s dress. Oh, and of course I had to sneak a picture of the big hurley-burley Boris in there - Click imges for larger views.
Next is the first two page layout called 'Dainty Things' part of it was copied from a 1920s fashion magazine, the bedroom image is from Victorian magazine. They were glued over some old lace with tiny organza flowers and a snippet of tulle and an old card with a few buttons on it. Covered with a sealer that has a very fine glitter in it.
Bye for now, Carol