May 21, 2010

Glue Book


I could do this for hours.  Okay, I did.   Yesterday.  Four hours to be exact.
I first heard of a "glue book" when Sarah shared a page of hers.  She got the idea from Mary of Green Paper.
I found this flower filled book at a thrift shop and thought I could use the pages for ephemera or alter it somehow.  Since the pages really need to be toned down a bit, I thought it might work perfectly for this glue book.   Which consists really of gluing collaged paper to the pages -- no stamps, no ink, no embellishments.  As most of you taggers from Tag Tuesday know, I'm drowning in ephemera (giving it away as Tag Tuesday RAK's), so this was a fabulous way for me to combine the vintage images which I love and use up some of the piles of ephemera I have.
I decided not to over think this and just did it rather quickly, adding images, ephemera however I felt led.  I had some previously stamped work laying around, so I used that on some pages too.  And I was thrilled with it.  It was so relaxing.....as I said I worked on it for hours.   I finished the book, too.  About 32 pages in all  These are some of my faves..  

14 comments:

Erica said...

These are each stunning! I love this idea. You collaged each so beautifully. To have a book full will be a masterpiece!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

I just love this idea---thank you for sharing it. Yours turned out beautifully. Makes me wanna run out to my thrift store to see if there is anything there suitable ;)

Sarah said...

Isn't this totally addictive? I am thoroughly enjoying Mary's online class. The hardest part is not picking up the stamps and ink to add to a page. This will help clean out your stash of scrap printed papers, too.
You sure found a good book to use as a base and your results are fantastic. Hope I'm not in trouble for introducing you to gluebooks :)

Crissi Harvey said...

oh what a lovely idea your book is beautiful Louise, i would love to do something like this but im guessing finding the right book to start would help loads.

Jacqueline said...

This is your specialty, beautiful collage work - inspires me :)

Tania said...

Wow, these pages are sooooooo gorgeous!

Lori said...

NO STAMPS, INKS OR EMBELLISHMENTS! WHAT??? Kidding! Seriously, how freeing would that be? Just gluing paper down, what a refreshing idea, and your pages are spectacular! I might have to check out this class. I have so many vintage images on a CD that would be PERFECT for this application, cause I don't want to cover them up with ink or stamps, they're too pretty!

Robin said...

You are a natural Louise and could teach a class yourself! I love how all of your pages turned out and I'm glad you said you didn't overthink the layouts....I might even be able to give this a try, maybe :)

Nancy said...

This is such a charming project, I love all the lovely pages and the original book is the perfect base. I think I'm going to try this too, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
bless you,
nancy

Home and Heart said...

I have to research this! it is just darling! Thanks for the inspiration!

Paula said...

what a fab idea....adore what youve created - must have a go myself!

ScrappyPam said...

Wow! What a great idea for that book. It looks fantastic!

Suzanne C said...

These are beautiful! Love the idea of decorating all the pages but I think I would ahve to pull out inks and stamps too!

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous! 32 pages of pure beauty. You need to show us the rest. I'm so enjoying seeing your glue book!