I first saw this idea on Studio 5 television show sometime in 2009. I tried to find who the guest was, but their project records do not go back that far. If you know who showed this, I would love to credit them.
I started by decideing on my theme, and then looking for an old/antique book. My first book is family pictures, from the beginning to... There is always room to add a current or out of order pic.
I used an antique dictionary. These are some of the books I'v collected for albums. (Themes-baby pictures, travel pictures, wedding pictures) I use lots of vintage relative photos. Baby and wedding pictures from the grandparents, the great grandparents, whatever I can get. Copies only.
I picked the colours that I wanted and collected scrapbook papers, ribbons, tags and more.
Do you collect little things? Findings, tags, buckles, charms? Here are a few ideas. I love little old metal pieces. (I get a lot of mine from Mike's drawers @ the local antique shows.)
I used a piece of door hardware for the front of this book. I adhere pieces with E600 or Gorilla super glue.I put my pictures in the order that I wanted them in the book. I back them with scrapbook papers and use tags for dates, etc. Because I want the book to still lay flat and to close nicely, I keep my pictures simple. I do not want to add bulk.
I then set in my picture/pictures with 10-20 dictionary pages between them. After all the pictures are set in, I adhere them to the pages.
One nice thing about this book is that if you find a new picture, there is space to put it in. For this book, I added tabs with the year on each picture page.
The vintage and antique books are rarely acid-free so I put my books together with colour copies or extra/duplicate prints.
I wanted some bookmarks, so I used ribbon, a locket, lock and key, button... You know, more stuff.
I love the hunt for the old book, finding the pictures and pieces and putting it together. A fun and easy project.
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