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The books for sale here have all been collected from thrift stores, yard sales, library sales, and used book stores. I usually start from the back of the book and work page by page picking out images I want to keep. I leave the images where they are found on the page, excavating the collage that always existed inside the book. I back the images with card stock and acid free PVA glue and then cut them out with exacto blades. I'm always surprised to see the end product when I'm finished because I never know exactly what it will look like when I start. Once I've finished cutting out the excess material, I seal the pages shut so that only the cover opens.

I've been interested in book arts for some time and have bound many traditional style sketchbooks, journals, photo albums, as well as my own artists books which consist mainly of collage and mixed media pieces…

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  • Born on April 27
  • Joined December 4, 2010

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paper, found objects, photos, old books, fabric

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About

The books for sale here have all been collected from thrift stores, yard sales, library sales, and used book stores. I usually start from the back of the book and work page by page picking out images I want to keep. I leave the images where they are found on the page, excavating the collage that always existed inside the book. I back the images with card stock and acid free PVA glue and then cut them out with exacto blades. I'm always surprised to see the end product when I'm finished because I never know exactly what it will look like when I start. Once I've finished cutting out the excess material, I seal the pages shut so that only the cover opens.

I've been interested in book arts for some time and have bound many traditional style sketchbooks, journals, photo albums, as well as my own artists books which consist mainly of collage and mixed media pieces.

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