Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A 1920's Christmas

 Not a new project today, but one from the archives several years ago. This was one of my favorite holiday altered books, a 1920's Christmas in Paris.
I liked it so much that I thought I needed to do a re-post with some of the pages.
It was a great way to use holiday stamps and  ephemera and non-holiday stamps and ephemera together.
I found this great set of French holiday stamps which worked out perfect for this project. They are from a French company called Aladine. I also used a bunch of these bought glittered shaped cut outs. 
I made this book by cutting out the pages of an old book and adding water color paper pages in their place.  They gave me a good solid surface to work on.
I LOVE this angel page even though it doesn't quite fir the style of the rest of the book. 
I look back on these pages and it is interesting to see how much more paint I use now. Neither is good nor bad, but maybe it is good to switch things up a bit. (That seems to be a theme with me lately.)

This gentleman is a favorite stamp of mine from B Line Design. He's got so much personality.
Not much exciting with me. This week has been busy with all kinds of things-work, keeping the house clean enough to keep it from feeling totally out of control, listening to Christmas music and singing loudly,  making art, making cookies....
Hope you are enjoying your day!


Valerie-Jael said...

Loved seeing your journal, and the pages are well worth showing a second time. I think we all develop and change our style and methods, so it's great to remind ourselves of it. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed this repost. It shows how different your art is now. I really like the book you created, though, and adore the papers and such you used back then. It shows you have grown in a different direction, but are still the wonderful artist. I really like both your old and new art. Have a great Thursday.