Sunday, 22 April 2018

Vintage Book Cover Collages

Hello friends,

A few weeks ago I posted this pair of vintage book cover collages I made recently  - but they were shown in low saturation so I could post in Simply Neutrals Tuesday.  Cheating, really, I guess, but they did look interesting in those muted shades. Today I'm showing you their real colours...




I loved the texture of the old spine, so I used it on one side of the tree, which was too beautiful to cover. This moth is exquisite. I intensified the colours in photoshop. It looks real! 



Pink seam binding ribbon was used for the hanger, after hammering holes at the top using a hole punch.




I found the skeleton leaf on a walk through the bush near our home.




The picture was printed on a canvas-textured paper.



What serendipity! The reddish stain on the lace matched the handmade paper framing it.



Since these collages recycle old lace scraps and book covers, I am joining the Share it One More Time Party 


Happy creating!

Jesse






10 comments:

  1. I love both variations dear Jesse! The butterfly and the skelleton leaf are precious!!!!
    Happy start into the new week for you!
    Hugs
    Susi

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    1. Thanks, Susi, I'm just fitting in a 'colourful post' in between Simply Netrals Tuesday - just squeaked it in :)
      Love,
      Jesse

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  2. Wow you cheated Jesse, and I love your cheating to those beautiful muted colors :-)
    also love the tree on the cover -so beautiful, and your moth and leaf , all together, such gorgeous creations, dear friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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    1. Thanks, Dorthe. It was simple to make these, and quick, because there wasn't much space and they just looked finished.
      See you soon for SNT
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  3. O MY!! What stunning creations!!! Beautiful!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks, debbie, you're welcome - and likewise.
      Have a creative week,
      Jesse

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  4. They are beautiful Jesse! (I love both variations as well : )
    Great work and such different looks! Gorgeous displays~ Have a wonderful week <3 karen o

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    1. Thanks, Karen, I prefer the coloured version - that moth is amazingly coloured.
      Enjoy your week.
      Hugs,
      Jesse XX

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  5. I really don't think you cheated, Jesse. To me the image you posted today looks like an example of a Neutral, too. Just a different tone. I love your book covers. I didn't realize until reading this post that you were using only the covers from books, not the whole book. That seems a lot easier! I tho't that you were working on the inside pages, too!

    I have to find some old books that I don't mind taking the covers off from so I can experiment to see if I can do something like you've done. I certainly have enough old lace and fabric around. Paper, too!

    Looking forward to your next project.

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    1. Hello Naomi, Thanks for stopping by to comment. I would love to do a whole book, but I am not in that headspace at the moment for a long project. Sometimes I like to do small projects I can finish in a session, as I have so many balls in the air with a home business, kids and garden. These often become gifts for friends and family or I hang them around the house. I love the texture of old book covers, and it's good stiff cardboard. I only tear up books that are not valuable - garage sale specials.
      Happy creating!
      Hugs,
      Jesse XX

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