Sunday, June 28, 2009

Opus Gluei and Gluebooks

These two are intertwined this week. I recently found this article on gluebooks. I was thrilled. A way to release creative energy without worrying about what to do with the end project. I have a tendency to have to "DO" something with what I create. So a gluebook is the perfect answer.

I took an old, slightly used composition notebook, a stick of glue, a pair of scissors and some old magazines. The first challenge on the YAHOO Gluebook group for me was PURPLE.

So, here it is. My first gluebook page. I made is a while back, but am just now posting it.

(I have a NO STRESS IN CREATING policy.)

The challenge this week on OPUS GLUEI is WHITE WEDDING. Since I don't have any weddings coming up, I decided to make a page in my gluebook. See how handy they are to have around!

Here's the right page:

I was trying to get the feel of how most brides get lost in the wedding.

Yeah, it's supposed to be about the bride, but with all the details, she is sort of just one of the ornaments.

Much like the groom, delegated to the bottom corner.

The actual commitment gets lost in the pomp and circumstance.

And the left page:

This page is just some pretty dressed and a nice little saying with some color thrown in.

Except for the knife and chain in the middle.
Take those as you will.....

And here is how they look side by side:

As you can see, I couldn't stay with just white.

I HAD to throw in a splash of color.


Rosemary said...

I do so love this project - you are such a talented lady! (that and knowing me, how can you be so lucky?) (snort, giggle, chortle)

Kristen said...

I think this is great! I love the idea of just putting these projects into a notebook, because I have the same issue about, what is it's end use. I just started a journal and I eventually want to get into some altering of my writings and other poetry I like. Thanks for the good ideas!
Have a good one, Jana!

Kim Dellow said...

Great idea, I love doing these kind of decoupage collages, I did a food based one for the cover of my weekly shop notebook. Such fun. Kim