Book and Paper Arts (page 1 of 14)

Vintage Brides Printables

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If Christmas Makes You Sad: The Cheatsheet

Here are some lists and ideas to go along with my Youtube video: If Christmas Makes You Sad You Are Not Alone. I am including lists of some of things that keep me keeping on during times when the blues hang on and don’t want to let go.


David Sedaris. He is one of the greatest living comic writers and his books are like instant sanity restorers. I love everything I have read and regularly give copies of his books to others but this year I read Theft by Finding, extracts from his diaries, and was enchanted all over again.

I can re-read PG Wodehouse endlessly. Your library will certainly have some of his pieces and his Jeeves and Wooster stories are timeless.

So many but I do have a few go-to movies that I watch if I need some serious mood adjustment.

  • GalaxyQuest
  • Babette’s Feast
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The World’s End
  • Paddington 2
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Babe

Here is my new playlist on Youtube full of funny stuff and old movies, real comfort watching.

Finally, Lois @TheEccentricAunt on Instagram has shared some of her journal pages where she writes about her encounters with emotions during the holiday season. Check out her feed to see [read more]

Lovely Printable Belle La Mode Illustrée 1881

Here you go! Just right click on image, then copy and save into your favourite editing programme. Enjoy.[read more]

Printing and Lettering: Free Printable

Here you go! Just right click on image, then copy and save into your favourite editing programme. Enjoy.

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Free Wildflower Scans

To print these flowers, click on any image to enlarge, then right click, and copy into any editing programme. [read more]

Free Printable Scan of Pierrot Post Card

Here you go! Just right click on image, then copy and save into your favourite editing programme. Enjoy.

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Altered Book Full of Flowers


This is my latest altered book and it is one with a floral theme. It is filled with original, vintage handwritten pieces, cards, photos, and illustrations from the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a one-of-a-kind, signed piece. To see a larger version of any layout just click on any image.

The book measures 5″ x 7.5″ (12.5cm x 17.5cm) and has ten unique, hand-collaged layouts.

Cost is $425 USD with free worldwide shipping. To buy, please email me [read more]

Handwritten French Document 1799

This is a handwritten legal document called an acte notaire. It consists of eight pages (16 front and back) of a heavy laid paper that has an almost bluish tinge. It seems to regard some kind of accounting. On the front page it is dated “An 10” which means “Year 10” in French and indicates that it is from 1799, as during the French revolution the calendar was restarted in 1789 as Year 1. Please note it has some damage commiserate with its age: small tears, water spots, and a light fold mark across the back page but overall it is in remarkable shape. Please scroll down for further photos and click on any image to see a larger resolution.

Measures 39cm x 25cm (15″ x 10″). Cost is £45 with worldwide shipping of £11 (approximately $57 + $14 USD but please use this currency converter for exact exchange rate).

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Altered Book Turned Into Homemade Prayer Book

This book was commissioned for collector Gene Marcos. I took a book from 1936 and added original vintage ephemera in collage layout, then added lots of pockets to create an altered prayer book. Click on any image to see a larger [read more]

SOLD: The New Dawn: Altered Book


My latest altered book is adorably small but packed with vintage paper ephemera. It started as a book of poetry The New Dawn, from 1936. Inside are original photos, tintypes, cards as well as collage layouts made with original old images. To see a larger view, just click on any image below.

This piece measures 5.5″ x 3.5″ (14.5cm x 9.5cm). Cost is $145 USD with $12 worldwide shipping. To buy, go to my Etsy store here or contact me directly at [read more]

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