Here are my first pages...
Here are my first pages...
Every day I'm more impressed with the art posted in the Your Vintage Gluebook Flickr group, I hope you'll take a minute to stop by and admire all of the work that's displayed there.
Here's just a taste of what you'll find; created by just some of the amazing artists who joined me in the class. Click on their names to learn more about them:
If you're interested in joining us, classes are still posting, and the blog is open through the end of the year, so there's plenty of time to participate. Go HERE for more information.
But right now, I'm doing all of it for the online Your Vintage Gluebook class, so you can't see any of it! Ok, just a peek...
Those are little glimpses of pages I've done for class, all of them were created with images provided in class. Most everybody is mixing it up with the class images and their own papers, and I'm seeing some terrific stuff. You can check out the Flickr group to see just some of the creations.
We're still in the first week of class, and there's loads of time to get started, the blog will be open through the end of the year.
My buddy Karla of Karla's Cottage has a beautiful home and invited Beth, Marilyn and me to craft together last week in honor of 2 birthdays. (I am exactly one day older than Karla!) The group was willing to play with Gluebook collage with me - it was loads of fun to have a little preview class with my friends.
During the afternoon, Karla made a paper and glue collage card for Beth's Mom but I was afraid she mailed it without any of us getting a picture...then I saw it on her blog, so I get to show it here!
I owe a huge thanks to Karla for sharing this picture with me. For fun, you must read Karla's post HERE about making the card - it was definitely not her usual style!
The Your Vintage Gluebook class starts in Sunday, and I'm getting really excited...and a little nervous!
While a few class members have started playing with their own and the YVG images, I hear from many more who are waiting for the first class. There are a lot of beginning collage artists in the group; it's not necessary to have done collage before, or to have worked with vintage imagery. And there's no need to have a blog - we have a private Flickr group where any of us can post pictures and join discussions.
I'm thrilled by the people registering. Case in point, my friend Marilyn Butler. Marilyn's a genius, experienced quilt artist who's been playing in her own gluebook for months now. She's a pro! Above & just below are 2 of her spreads. I hope you stop by her blog to see all that she does.
Marilyn, Beth and I were at Karla's yesterday and everybody played with vintage paper-and-glue collage. I don't have a picture of the wonderful card Karla made, but here are some of Beth's book pages:
It was great to hear some of the questions and tips that went back & forth yesterday - such a treat to bounce ideas off each other, you always learn so much from others. I picked up a couple of tips I plan to edit into the class content!
Also yesterday, Marie from Lost Bird Studio was kind enough to send a picture of a new page of her gluebook art. It's yet another stunning piece:
Thank you to each of these artists for allowing me to post their work on my blog, it's an honor to be able to show their art.
I hope you can join us. The Your Vintage Gluebook class starts on Sunday but will be ongoing, so you can sign up anytime and get the content. And, the class blog will be open through the end of the year - 7 months!
Yet more gluebook art! This lovely piece is from Marie of Lost Bird Studio. Isn't it gorgeous?
Don't forget the May giveaway - every comment on every post during the month is eligible to win the ephemera envelope...one comment will win on June 1st., so there's still plenty of time to comment...repeatedly!
Barbara Dunford of Vintage Bunty is signed up for Your Vintage Gluebook and she's started playing and creating gluebook pages. She's using the images that are available to the class and combining them with other images and papers from her own collection. Perfect!
Barbara will be doing gluebook collage on one side of each spread and will leave the other side blank for journaling - what a fun idea!
This page folds out. Here it's closed:
Here it is open:
Read more about the Your Vintage Gluebook Class HERE.
Beth Leintz is taking the Your Vintage Gluebook Online Class and has started creating wonderful gluebook collage with the papers provided in class. Beth tells me she'll be starting on papers from her own collection next, and I'm anxious to see what a great job she does with those too.
Aren't these lovely?
Isn't her use of color excellent?
Beth took a picture of some of the papers included in class - the ones she used for the pieces here. This one's much better than the one I showed a while back, so I'm showing you hers!
I'm so lucky to have such a high level of excitement in those signing up for Your Vintage Gluebook. It's going to be a fabulous experience for me, and I think for everyone who takes part. If you haven't done so already, you can go HERE to read all about the content and format.
If you'd like to fill your own Moleskines to overflowing, join me for the Your Vintage Gluebook Online Class.
...and don't forget the May giveaway! Comment on any post, any time this month, as often as you'd like...you could win a big batch of ephemera to stuff in your Gluebook.