Once upon a time, there was a storybook that had some signs of being well loved, and folded, spindled and mutilated. It wanted to be read in a new way. And so, I cut it. Now I am very sorry, all you collectors of Tell a Tale books, I would be needing CPR if you confessed to cutting up a Little Golden Book that I don't have. But honestly, the spine was broken off, the pages were ripped, I mean it was loved to death. There are paper crafters who scan everything, then print the scans and cut; given the cost of color printer ink, I am not one of those people.
For this tag book I cut the shape I had drawn free hand using a cereal box cardboard and sandwiched it between my layers of paper on each side.
Using the same four pages of scrapbook paper from The Stack 7, you'll see that when a paper is used on one page, the accent color is the main color on the next tag page. I learned this from Elizabeth, http://creativebreathing.blogspot.com/ my mentor at Creative Breathing. It really does carry your eye to the next page and give cohesion to your project.
|I loved this Isabel Bloom statue the minute I saw it in 2000 on a trip to Galena, Illinois.|
As Goldielocks enters into the next room I changed the "wall paper". I also cut out pieces from the next element of the story and tuck them into the corner. Do you see Goldielocks sitting on a chair in the page where she is eating the porridge?
|See why I loved the statue? Here is a picture I took in 1985 of my two oldest kids!|
In this page I cut the illustrations from several pages and put them together. Papa Bear's bed, Mama Bear's bed were two pages, and then the pictures on the wall came from other places in the book along with the trunk at the foot of the bed.
Again multiple pages cut out and put together for one page in my tag book.
"Someone's been eating MY porridge and it's ALL GONE!"
The last page, and Goldie is discovered and she's outta here! Having heard this story at his house, my grandson loved picture-reading this tag book to me. Is there anything better than a five year old in your lap? I think not. The cardboard layer makes it nice and firm for little people.
I've said it before, I can't draw but I can cut and I'm a whiz with a glue stick! This is my kinda fun, you can see, I'm easily entertained!