Monday, September 3, 2007
Vintage Paper Posies
Here are a couple of pictures showing my "Vintage Paper Posies". I made these last winter while dreaming of warmer days. They are made from vintage children's book illustrations which were printed on a great, heavy-weight linen paper. The books are usually coloring book size, and feature these really bright colorful illustrations depicting nursery rhymes, and the ABC's. For the stems I used vintage paper drinking straws. I want to do another set, but this time use the pictures found in the old souvenir postcard books, which also have great colors and are often printed on linen paper, too. If interested you can read about how to make your own version in an article that I wrote, (pages 65-66) for the new Somerset Holidays and Celebrations, pictured below. This special publication from Somerset Studio is packed full of wonderful art and craft projects to help you creatively celebrate the whole year round!