|Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland|
I am challenging myself to try mixed media instead of my usual scrapbooking to achieve the Archi-scraps challenges this year. This month I started out with one of these that I've had for-ev-er:
My original elaborate plan was to cover the box like a true book, with stabilized fabric wrapped around to the back side of the covers. I planned raised elements on the spine and the cover. I got so overwhelmed that I almost talked myself out of the whole thing!
Took a deep, cleansing breath & set my brain to SIMPLIFY.
I used this gold texture paste & a scruffy old paintbrush to mimic gold-edged pages. Easy-peasy!
The library card has my name as the author & the title of the "book" is Where I Have Lived.
The entries have the stamped year & a handwritten address for each place. I lined the box with a Maggie Holmes paper to mimic marbleized book end papers.
I added some real keys & a rusty metal house embellishment to my "keyring" of house tags. There will be 18 when I finish - I ran out of tags!
I am learning to use my initial elaborate ideas as inspiration for a manageable strategy to achieve them! This project was a total success in that regard. Yay, me! lol Let me know what you think.
Hope you share your creation with us over at the Archi-scraps Linky.
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