19/03/2008

My Chosen Book to Alter




So here is the book, 2nd choice I might add, that I am going to be sending round for the I.C.E. Altered book RR.
It measures 5 x 6 1/2 so is not too big, I think it is a great size.
Whoever works in it will have the option of inserting an image where the photo was removed and then decorating the borders, or they could use card stock to cover the hole and take it from there, I think it will be exciting to see what results ensue.
I love this book, this is the album that held the vintage images that I have been sharing on this blog; I love the leather cover and the clasp closure. The photos date from 1880's so it truly is old.
Hope the girls in the RR enjoy working in this old album and giving it a new lease of life....

9 comments:

Jeanie said...

This is neat, Dawn. A gorgeous book. Is RR a "round robin"? How nice this book will get to live on!

LaY hOoN said...

Hi Dawn,
May I know where you purchased this book.
It's so fabulous.

Angelina's Trinkets said...

Hi Dawn, I love the book to be altered. I just went through a book like this as well and am pulling out all the old photos and tin types to preserve them better on another paper. I've been doing a lot of family research lately and saw how quickly the pages had aged the photos and decided it was time to place them onto another media.

Thank you for the thoughtful words on my poem. I write a lot of poetry...one word can send me to find a thick ink pen and my banana skin book to write a poem...tonight the word is tempestuous. I'll write something about the word before I head to bed for the night.

I just finished posting my art dolls to the etsy site. I am glad to have some new things posted and glad it's a doll. I love making them.

Thank you for visiting my Angelina's Trinkets...I'd better get on over to Paperwhimsy and see what's going on.

I hope you are feeling much better,
Angelina

Artsy Etc. said...

great book with lots of potential and inspiration. can't wait to see what you do with it.

barbara burkard said...

OH OH!!! I HAVE THE SAME BOOK!!! ALTHOUGH with mine..the covers are off but i still have the interior....!!! i was going to use it for a poetry book~drilling holes and wiring the pages back into place..with beads and fibers etc.!!! what a happy moment to open your blog and see it! i must go take a photo of it to send to you! yes the lady i bought it from said it was late 1800's...

big hugz and hoppy easter!

Heather Robinson said...

This is a fantastic book, Dawn. I love the built in window....it has a rich and sacred look to it.

TREASUREABLE EXPRESSIONS said...

OOOOOH MY GOSH....your book you have chosen to alter is absolutley DIVINE...I can't wait to see your completed altered artwork on...in this book. Makes you wish for a never-ending altered book story!

to Autumn Light Designs said...

What a fabulous book! Lucky girls who get to play.

Linda Manning Findley said...

awesome book Dawn ..... please post when all is finished ..... Linda F