Friday, August 17, 2012

Altered History Book Art Journal - Vintage Fashionable Girl

This is a two page spread that I did in my altered Grade 11 History textbook. The page started out with some leftover paint on it. It sat that way for months. Then I found some paper in my stash from Bisous Cutouts by Suzanna Carillo that I thought would look good with this background. The pictures are all vintage.
Then I started to play with the background! I did some sponging of paints to add more colour, some sponging paints through stencils, and some stamping with ink. I cut out the images and adhered them to my pages. After that I did some doodling and colouring with pens around the frame of the page and around each picture.

The right hand side of the page has the main title that reads "What Every Fashionable Girl Needs". The two items she needs on this page are "A Smart Pair of Shoes" and "A Tasteful Handbag".

The left hand side of the page has more items that the fashionable girl needs. She needs "A Fetching Smile", "A Great Hat", "A Charming Personality", and "A Pretty Frock".  These sound kind of funny, but I guess times really haven't changed all that much.
The colours in the pictures are very subdued to make them look vintage.
I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane with me. :D


Trena in Naperville said...

Very cool Trish! I really dig the design style and flow of these pages. So different from scene AND so lovely!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Laura said...

Your altered book layout is wonderful and inspiring! A friend and I recently started working on our own altered books. Thank you for sharing your style and ideas!