I started with old luggage tags that were rescued before they could be discarded. I added gesso, acrylic paint, metallic paint, model paste, fabric, ribbon, buttons, beads, chipboard, paper - you name it. Below are some photos of the finished piece. I didn't post it until now because I didn't want her to see it before she received it.
The binding is batik fabric sewn on and bound using hand-dyed silk ribbon and hand painted beads.
This page uses chipboard letters covered with tissue paper, paint and acrylic medium along with other media.
I used a piece of her shower invitation along with a doily and various papers, paints, sequins and angelina fibers.
Of course, I had to get an extra invitation from a friend to cut up and add to the book. A few buttons and papers thrown in there too.
I applied some of the techniques I learned from Beryl Taylor at CREATE Chicago last summer.
Some hand-dyed fabric and a gold leafed mother-of-pearl button were used here.
A little love poem and lace with gold accents made these tags very pretty.
As always, the actual book looks much richer when it is in your hand, but I am happy that Brittany was happy with it and now has a special keepsake from me to my Daughter-In-Law.