Thursday, May 7, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday



It's Vintage Thingie Thursday and the theme is "What was I thinking?"

Well, I was thinking of re-purposing these books for collage, maybe some artist trading cards. My inspiration for these has fled for the moment so these books are collecting dust. The Marjorie Dean book has few graphics in it. The American history book is deaccessioned from a college library. I felt bad about looking at the illustrations with such destructive plans, until I noticed that some book pages had not been cut - and the book clearly had NEVER BEEN OPENED OR READ. The old paper has not aged well and is brittle. Why did I spend $10 on this?

For other vintage things, and check out that scary boot scraper, visit Colorado Lady's blog.
viridian

12 comments:

Coloradolady said...

LOL, you are a girl after my own heart! I know you could do some rather nice craft projects with the pages from those books.

If you are like me, you can just hang onto them until you get some wonderful inspiration and turn the books into works of art!

Nice post, made me smile knowing I am not alone!! Have a great week. Happy VTT.

Sarah said...

I have several books along this line that were purchased for the same reason. A little gesso and glue works wonders! Happy creating!!

Donna said...

good book for your projects...good find!

Marie Reed said...

I didn't know about the 'What was I thinking prompt!' VTT is especially fun this week! ((Hugs))

Stephanie said...

You'll have to gel medium them into submission. Then they'll cooperate! Hold on to them...some day some day some DAY (maybe?) you'll be looking for it!

Susan said...

Too funny; I look for pristine never been read before vintage books and you want them all worn out. I can see why you would though I have been wanting to get into making collages.

Keetha said...

Ooooo - - - you give me an idea for ANOTHER vintage Thursday!!!!

viridian said...

thanks everyone for your comments. I'll get back to collage some day.

Jeanne said...

I have purchased old books for illustrations and framing etc. I sometimes have second thoughts about cutting them up. I usually do it anyway. Your book that was never used is unusual Maybe you should keep it for awhile. I enjoyed your post today.

Hugs...Jeanne

farmlady said...

Altered Books are hard for me. There is something about redoing a book and tearing into it that seems like a sacrilege. You have to not care too much about the book itself.

Elizabeth said...

I think it's so sad when a book has never been opened. I'm always debating with myself about selling my vintage books. I'd rather they go to a collector/reader than be cut up. But I don't need them either way, and have no one to pass them on to.

Sarita said...

eek, never been read? you might check it on bookfinder.com and see what it'd be worth to sell on amazon.com or something - sometimes those "new" vintage books can go for a lot!

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