Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Destination Unknown

 I started working on a paper bag album  and have it a little over half way completed. I am using the Tim Holtz Lost and Found 12x12 paper pad and black bags from Michael's. The goal with the project has been to create an interactive album with almost all paper and metal embellishments. I am going for a vintage, grungy look which is something I have never attempted. Usually my projects are clean and uncluttered with minimal embellishments other than tags and stamping. If you have thought about picking this collection up, I encourage you to do so. It is very gender neutral and can lend either way depending on your embellishments and what you choose as accent colors. I find myself hording the paper and not throwing scraps away! The other thing that I have discovered as I am working is that I this paper challenges me to add things to my page in terms of function and interaction that I had never considered before. I want to use as much paper as possible because I love it so I am adding pockets, pouches, minis with in a mini, etc to stretch this paper as far as possible and provide the reader with a highly interactive experience. It is most definitely the chunkiest book I have made and I still have 2 pages and the covers to finish. I can't wait to see where this project ends up. The best way to describe it so far is like a road trip with no map. The car is gassed up and I am headed where ever the wind ( or paper in this case) takes me!

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