Altered Cook Book with vintage ephemera
I brought my new book to the party . . .
It all started a few years ago with an Alice in Wonderland inspired quilt that I bought from an artisan who, like most of us, was also an art supply and ephemera hoarder. Thankfully for me, she was selling some of her
old junk er, vintage collectables, and I got to take said blanket home.
The perfect opportunity to use it came when I decided to try and capture the Lewis Carroll tale by creating an altered book in Alice's honor. I thought it could be cool to tackle the project from the perspective of a child of that era, as if she had put the book together herself. I used both vintage materials and modern clip art and did my best to blend the two. This is what we came up with:
Packing tape transfer peeks out from the back of a piece of the quilt featuring that famous Rabbit
The vintage letter asking for a "play date" that gave me the idea
Tucked into an envelope and guarded by an altered tag attached with a child's bobby pin
Here I used a vintage photograph, bingo card and pages from the book itself
A pretty napkin that I stole from my Mom used as an accent
Page Five (my favorite)
Mad Hatter multiplied
The Queen's silhouette added to an old mini playing card
I added another vintage photograph - this one representing our girl as she grows up - put in a frame enhanced with silver leaf
That's it! It's a lotta pictures I know, thanks for hanging in there with me . . .
See you at the party,