I've been creating various collages for the class, to show the workshop-goers (I don't like to call them "students", because to me that implies that I am somehow elevated in comparison). I recently cleaned out my car after a very long period (oopsy!) and found a whole bunch of book covers.
Here's a sad fact - books sometimes do get destroyed. Whether by neglect, age, use or lack of space, many books get thrown out in the recycle bin. Well, here is one book cover that I salvaged:
|"Read all About it" collage|
Come ON! I mean, I HAD to give this cover a new life! Not only are there some great typography items on it (like that awesome NO.), but some stamping and those great signatures from the late Thirties/early Forties. Add to that the random scribbling, and I had one beaut of a "canvas".
I spent an hour or two browsing through my 1940s "Life" magazines, because I knew that I would find the perfect collage fodder for this cover. BINGO!! I sure did! All of these folks came from the same ad for TVs - really early TVs (that's what the couple is looking at whose backs are turned). I have a thing for anyone or thing mail-related, so the postman had to be included. And since I used to work in the newspaper industry, our little paperboy had to also make the cut.
Almost done! But it just needed a little more, so I dug through my rub-on transfers until I found the little embellishments you see on the top and bottom. VOILA!! C'est fini! :D
Today I will be making a trek to our library to pick up some old Reader's Digest Condensed Books - if you've ever seen them, you know how awesome the inside covers are. Hooray! More collage material!