Book and Paper Arts (page 2 of 8)

Altered Book With Vintage Ephemera

This altered book is made from an old, supersincere, morally upstanding book called Gladys or Gwenyth, and it was given as a Sunday School prize in 1921, as can be seen on the original bookplate on the opening endpage. It ties closed with sari silk that I hand-dyed in turneric root. Inside are pages with an array of vintage, paper ephemera including:

  • fragments of handwritten letters circa mid-to-late 19th century
  • engraving from 1887 called “Prayer in the Wood”
  • sassy girl cut from 1880s cabinet card
  • post card art made from French postcard 1902 and bird engraving 1912
  • vintage Welsh invoice
  • engraving of lovely girl circa 1870s
  • vintage, handwritten  ledger papers
  • vintage, handwritten French letter (1879) in butterfly pocket
  • found poetry on wedding photo 1920s
  • vintage French postcard 1911
  • group of women cut from original cabinet card c. 1880s
  • art engraving from 1887
  • engravings from John Ruskin book 1880 collaged with engraving of woman 1850s

    Cost is £145. Shipping is £5 [read more]

SOLD: Altered Vintage Book Junk Journal

SOLD: This is a vintage book from the early 1910s that has been altered into a blank book/sketchbook/journal. The original pages have been replaced with a variety of tea dyed papers (Daler Rowney – 200 g/m//120 lb., vintage ledger paper, and copies of Redoute flower prints making it sort of junk journal-y. It is approximately 5″ x 7″. While many of the pages are blank for journal work, many have been stained with walnut or other inks for a one-of-a-kind, intentionally messy background to be worked into. It also comes with pockets filled with a variety of tages. The book ties with tea dyed sari silk.

Cost is £35 plus £5 shipping. Please let me know if you have any [read more]

Altered Vintage Book FantiLand

This is a vintage book from 1915 that has been altered into a blank book/sketchbook/journal. The original pages have been replaced with tea dyed papers (Daler Rowney – 200 g/m//120 lb.). It is approximately 4.25″ x 6.5″. While many of the pages are blank for journal work, many have been stained with walnut or other inks for a one-of-a-kind, intentionally messy background to be worked into. It also comes with pockets filled with a variety of tages. The book ties with tea dyed sari silk.

£35 plus £5 shipping. Please let me know if you have any [read more]

Altered Board Book Junk Journal

This is a child’s board book that has been altered to include tags, notecards, and mini-notebooks and mini-junk journals.

To see a video flip-through of this book, go to my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCadOSPnXwA&t=1s

It measures 7 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ (17cm x 16 1.2cm). Please note that this board book does not lie flat when it contains the tags and other ephemera but is meant to be displayed open.

This journal is £55 plus shipping (£4 to the U.K. and £11 to the U.S. Please ask for postage to other countries.) To buy, or if you have any questions, please send me an email at kellyboler79@gmail.com and I will send you an invoice via PayPal. (You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay using this [read more]

Basic Workshop Info

To attend one of these workshops, please contact me and book in for a time that suits you. These are two hour sessions of intense teaching and creating, and you will leave inspired.

 

Art Play Date Workshop

Join artist Kelly Boler at her marina art studio for a playdate that includes one-on-one tuition and full use of an amazing variety of stencils, rubber stamps, inks, embossing powders, acrylic paint, pastels, watercolours, gel mediums, gesso, hot glue, paint daubers, watercolour pencils and crayons, die cutters, washi tape, and a huge assortment of paper ephemera. Also on hand is a library of art books filled with ideas for inspiration. Learn how to keep an art journal, make your own tag art, try out unfamiliar art supplies and techniques, or just play.

This playdate is ideal for absolute beginners as well as experienced crafters. Buy it for yourself or give to someone who might need a nudge with their creativity. Two hours includes use of all supplies, tuition on a variety of crafts, and a free starter sketchbook to work in and take home. £40 for an individual or £75 for two – bring a friend!

To make a date call or text: 0792 807 8866 or [read more]

New Altered Book

Latest altered book. I am really pleased with this. After years of getting it close, this feels like the piece that most looks like the inside of my head and what can I say? Getting creative vision into something real, that I can see and hold, is dreamlike, strange, and [read more]

Journal Prompts for the New Year

In my latest junk journal, I included hand-written prompts throughout to stimulate reflection and creative data-mining of the soul. Below is a list of those prompts plus a few more. Feel free to cut and paste and borrow at will. (To see the journal in my shop, go to: https://bookandpaperarts.com/altered-book-with-goal-setting-prompts/)

 

(The only thing that I ask is that if you use these in a post or item to sell, that you credit me, please.)

 

 

What are five things that

I would like to learn?

 

Choose one. Now pretend you nailed it.

Look at how you began, backwards. You are

here, how did you get here, what was

your first babystep? Now take that step.

 

What are some quotes that are meaningful

to you? Write one and illustrate it. If you

don’t draw, make a collage from photos

in a magazine.

 

What is the best decision I ever made?

 

What are you really good at? Quick, what

was the first thing that came to your mind?

Write it down and write about it.

 

Your goddess. Describe her in five words.

Illustrate or collage what she is like.

 

Name five role models or people I admire.

 How can I be more like them?

 

What is my favourite thing to wear for

dressing up? For comfort? Draw or

collage them.

 

Which one makes [read more]

SOLD: Altered Book Journal With Goal-Setting Prompts

This is an altered book, junk journal created from an old book about reading topographical maps. Throughout I have removed pages, rough torn other pages to create stubs and pockets, and added envelopes, tabs, and cards. I have also added handwritten prompts throughout and lots of tea-dyed graph paper and vintage ledger pages for reflection. Take a prompt and write through, add some drawing and collage of your own and you will find yourself closer to your creative goals for the year to come! Click on a gallery thumbnail for a clearer view.

To see a list of the prompts used, go to this link:

https://bookandpaperarts.com/journal-prompts-for-the-new-year/

To see a half-hour flip-through on YouTube, go to:

 

The book measures 10″ x 7.5″ (25.5cm c9cm). It contains 12 handwritten prompts and several blank pages of tea-dyed, quadrille paper, notecards, and vintage ledger pages for journal work and sketching. It is £85 plus £11 shipping [read more]

Handbound Journal With Eco Print Leaf Wraparound Cover #3

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6.5″ x 6.5″ (16cm x 16cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

SOLD: Handmade Book With Eco Print Cover #2

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6″ x 6″ (15cm x 15cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

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