The inspiration for this piece is a new collage sheet designed by my friend Carolyn Ouzts-Hay and fellow Alpha Stamps Design Team Member. If you participate in Alpha Stamp swaps, you know her as your swap hostess. I’ve seen so much fabulous book art on Pinterest and have been itching to do something myself. Caroline’s beautiful collage sheet available at Alpha Stamps is titled “Paintings of Romance“ and it is filled with lovely images of women and couples.
This project started with a book. I used tissue paper to create the texture on the covers. I’ll be demonstrating this technique for you in a future tutorial.
The gold design on the back is a sticker.
I removed about a fourth of the pages. Next, I folded the pages in sections with some folded at different depths than others. Folding the pages holds the book open and creates a place to attach the pediment (which is attached with flat toothpicks glued into the folded pages) and the chandelier.
The folded pages make great places to insert images.
The pediment at the top of the book is from an Alpha Stamps collage sheet called “Valentine Banners”.