Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Vintage Gluebook

I've been having a wonderful time creating my first gluebook. Mary of Green Paper has made many of these...and they're so gorgeous that she had requests to offer a workshop on them. So, what's a gluebook? Here's the answer in Mary's own words:

Vintage Gluebook? What’s a glue book?

It’s a book containing art made with paper and glue. A freeing way to play and practice, a gluebook strips away paints, inks, rubber stamps and embellishments. It focuses primarily on collage.

What’s a vintage gluebook? It’s a gluebook made with vintage imagery and paper, creating antique-style collage.

I'm creating my gluebook in a 3.5 inch by 5.5 inch moleskine sketchbook but there are really no rules...you can use anything you like. It's been so much fun to gather some images (Mary has shared tons of her gorgeous images) cut and glue. Here are the first few pages I've completed. You have to try this!