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]
These scans are engravings from a folio I bought in France at an open-air market of book stalls called Economie Rustique. Turns out it is from 1765 and was part of a kind of guide to rural farm life, including beekeeping, silk farming, chicken hatching, butter churning, and so on. To use these, click on any image to get a larger resolution, then right click and copy into an editing [read more]
This is an altered book cover. I used original ephemera to make this mixed-media collage using a vintage book cover as the canvas. (Scroll all the way down to see video of the making of this piece.) Elements in include (click on image for full resolution):
- Vintage book cover, 1880s
- Tintype of two women, 1860s
- French envelope with mourning border, 1906
- French postcard with gorgeous handwriting
- Border of French ledger page 1912
- Bird from Swiss bird guide, 1911
The piece measures 8.25″ x 11″ (21cm x 28cm). It can be framed or wired for hanging as is. Cost is £95 GBP with £7 worldwide shipping (this is approximately $128 USD plus $10) but please use this currency converter for exact exchange rate. Please use the Buy It Now button below or contact me at: [read more]
Hellooooooooooo! This is my latest altered book and it is full of vintage paper ephemera from the 19th and early 20th century. This book took several weeks to make, from preparation to blocking and creating individual collage layouts using a variety of authentic engravings and other vintage images. These are not printed downloads: I always use originals. This altered book is a one-of-kind piece.
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If you are interested in buying this altered book it is £165 plus £8 worldwide shipping. Please send me an email at email@example.com or a DM at Instagram [read more]
In this video I share how I create one of my collage layouts in my altered books. Using a vintage image from “The Girl’s Own Paper”, a magazine from 1903, and the cover of an antique French bank book from 1910, I show how I play with a variety of backgrounds to get a page that you can’t stop looking at. I also explain about where to put the images on the page and how to rearrange them to change the narrative, or story, that the images are telling. Finally, I show how to really make your altered book pages pop by edging the images with charcoal and smudging.
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And here are a batch of altered book covers from late 2017. Most incorporate original 19th or early 20th century images and handwritten letters and postcards from France, Switzerland, and the U.K. Click on an image to [read more]
Having a lot of fun with these altered book angels made from old cabinet photos and handwritten papers. They are so flirty and sweet and strange.
Book cover, French school book 1916. Woman cut from French cabinet card (with fragment of handwriting), 1917. Fragment of French, handwritten letter, 1903. Handcut wings from a variety of vintage French papers, and sheet music.
Measures 10 cm x 22 cm. All papers are original. These are not printed reproductions! It is wired for hanging, or the wire can be removed for framing. All of my pieces come with extra paper goodies. Cost is £45. Shipping worldwide is £5. You can use the PayPal button below for payment, even if you do not have a PayPal [read more]