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Autumn Gluebook Swap
Hostess: Karla Jackson
AUTUMN....VINTAGE GLUE BOOK SEASONS due September 22!
Lets do something fun and easy!
Glue books may appear simple at first glance - no ink, no stamps, no embellishments, nothing but paper - but a good glue book page has balanced composition, a cohesive color scheme, and a story to tell. (While this defines a proper Glue book page...’personally’ I do not mind using some extras like ink and stamps or flat embellishments.) Use your best vintage papers - old ledger sheets, book pages, vintage dictionary pages, sheet music, labels from old crochet threads, postage stamps to create the backgrounds first. A torn strip of text, a torn strip of map or floral wall paper, maybe some torn sheet music. Once those are dry and flat, start going through old images to select your main statements. I try to keep my main elements to three maybe four. You do not want the page to be so busy that your eye does not know where to come to rest. Everything is offset slightly to the right because holes will be punched along the left margins so that they can be bound into a binder or a book.
DETAILS: A 3 for 3 swap. Decorate THREE 4X6 Vintage Glue Book pages in each season as they arrive, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. The backs need to be signed and also decorated somewhat nicely. At the end of the year you will have 12 beautiful pages to bind into a keepsake book.
The swap will be announced in each season so you can sign up.
Mail your pages to me along with $2 and an address label, please do not forget the label as it makes swap out day so much quicker. International swappers can include an extra page for me and I will cover return postage.
Sign up in the database.
Post your photos in the Album.
Information and lots of eye candy at these links:
MY Pinterest board:https://www.pinterest.com/mzpeach/glue-book-pages/