Saturday, October 1, 2011

Vintage gluebook pages

Here are some pages I made for Mary Green's Vintage Gluebook Swap!
They were really the first gluebook pages I have ever done, and I must say I was very challenged by the task.  I used all antique original pieces.
The pages I normally do for my journals and my art typically have much embellishment, like lace, fabric, buttons, and more.
But the gluebook pages get their texture and composition from paper alone.
I found myself often wanting to glue on some lace, but the swap rules said not to!

I hope I did all right with them; I so wanted them to be "good."
 
 
 
 
All of my swaps are finished now -- whew!  I will be sharing them all with you as soon as I can!

15 comments :

Susan said...

Your pages are gorgeous! I love all the pretty papers you used!

pam said...

O.k. so I'm niave as to what constitutes it being a "Glue Page"? Just that they are glued on? Guess I need to Google it! They are lovely, and for some reason the Handy Andy makes me laugh, very cool!

Angela said...

Oh, I think they are very "good"!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Hey, that's really cool! I hadn't heard of a glue book before but that looks like fun, not to mention being able to use some of those neat bits and pieces we all collect! Great project!

Linda Sue said...

OMG you used the ORIGINALS!!!( Not the momma and baby!!!) NOOOO!You have done a fabulous job- I do like paper only- a lot! Very nice compositions. VERY nice!!! Well sone, you!

Angela said...

You did a beautiful job on all these! I still need to post pics of the wonderful journal and cone that you sent me! (Bad me!)
I did post your button to my blog! YEAH! :o)

Marion said...

Laurie, your pages are awesome. Girlie, there is NO WRONG WAY to do art, thank God!!! LOL! This is one of my favorite mediums (I call it collage or decoupage...but I like that you called it glue pages). Thanks for sharing your creative endeavors. xo

Bunty said...

Exactly right Laurie! They are great - I loved doing Mary's vintage gluebook pages. :)

Barbara

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Your pages are gorgeous!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

These are just wonderful, Laurie! I know what a challenge a glue book is, when I try to do that style with Mary on craft days, it stumps me. I'm always just dying to add a flower or lace!

Birgit said...

Great collages! :)

Thanks for having left a comment on my blog during the One World One Heart event. Maybe you want to check out my Oktoberfest giveaway . It would be nice to welcome you back to my blog.

Greetings from Munich, Germany,
Birgit

Kathy said...

I love your pages! I would like to know more about "glue books". I am working on an altered book of favorite quotes but I include anything and everything, sort of a sampler of techniques. What makes a glue book a glue book??

Peace said...

Wow, I LOVE that you used original ephemera! It's spectacular! Lucky partner! Excellent job! :OD

Mina said...

Oh Laurie, your pages are just beautiful. I love the layouts of each of them.

Nancy said...

Laurie: I was the luckly receiver of your "beatrice merger" card. It is lovely, especially with the beautiful blue vintage paper. Thanks so much.