Monday, May 30, 2011
The Fair Maid of Perth
This project is a faux altered book - I used several signatures from a vintage book sandwiched between two 7Gypsies book covers and cut a niche after gluing the whole thing together. I added an image from Enchanted Mercantile, snippets of vintage lace - the larger piece's flowers are accented with distress inks and the others are tatted lace bits I've been hoarding because I love its delicate look. The depth of the niche allowed me to add paper flowers to the inside and have them spill out onto the outside. If you look closely, you'll see the background text page is entitled "The Fair Maid of Perth". The serendipty of finding this page inspired the whole project which I sent off to my friend in Perth, Scotland - Happy Birthday, Lynne!